Trackable waste landfilled

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Key finding

In 2014-2015, 63% of trackable waste (by waste amount) disposed to landfill in Queensland was in the high level waste category of ‘solid and sludge wastes requiring special handling’.

Trackable waste includes environmentally damaging materials listed in Schedule 2E of the Environmental Protection Regulation 2008. While all trackable wastes are regulated waste, not all regulated wastes are trackable.

Trackable wastes are generated from commercial/industrial activities and the amount of waste tracked is directly related to the amount of wastes generated by commercial activities.

The largest amounts of trackable waste disposed to landfill were in the waste category of ‘solid and sludge wastes requiring special handling’ which includes:

  • asbestos
  • filter cake
  • fly ash
  • residues from waste treatment/disposal operations
  • encapsulated/chemical fixed wastes.

In 2014-2015, the amount of trackable waste landfilled was approximately 361,948 tonnes.

More information:

Indicator: Tonnage of trackable waste landfilled

Tonnage of trackable waste landfilled (solid received and disposal) for each year period 2011-2012, 2012-2013, 2013-2014 and 2014-2015. For 2014-2015, this is broken down as a proportion of material type content.

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