Interstate construction and demolition waste received

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Key finding

About 259,000 tonnes of construction and demolition waste generated interstate was transported to Queensland landfills for disposal in 2014-2015.

Construction and demolition waste is non-putrescible (non-rotting) waste arising from construction or demolition activity. It may include materials such as brick, timber, concrete and steel. This waste has potential for resource recovery.

Data on general waste from interstate sources was collected for the first time in 2013. No long-term trend information is available.

About 259,000 tonnes of construction and demolition waste was received from interstate sources in 2014-2015. This was down about 70,000 tonnes on the previous year and reflects a changed regulatory environment in New South Wales.

Along with the other waste streams, contaminated soil and regulated waste are also transported to Queensland from interstate. Contaminated soil contains hazardous materials, and regulated waste includes material such as asbestos, pesticides, a range of waste chemicals and chemical compounds, and other industrial wastes as listed in Schedule 7 of the Environmental Protection Regulation 2008.

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Indicator: Total tonnage of interstate waste received

Construction and demolition waste received by private landfills from interstate sources in 2014-2015.

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