Trackable waste recovered

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Key finding

In 2014-2015, 52% of the trackable waste (by waste amount) recovered (which includes recycling, reclamation, direct re-use or alternative use of the waste) in Queensland was in the high level category of ‘putrescible and organic wastes’.

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 recovered were in the high level category of ‘putrescible and organic wastes which includes:

  • sewage sludge and residues
  • grease trap
  • animal effluent and residues
  • liquid food processing
  • tannery wastes.

The amount of trackable waste recovered in 2014-2015 was approximately 715,221 tonnes.

More information:

Indicator: Tonnage of trackable waste recovered

Tonnage of trackable waste recovered 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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