Commercial and industrial waste recovered or recycled
The 1.60 million tonnes of commercial and industrial waste recovered or recycled in 2018–19 was 16% greater than the amount reported in 2017–18.
Commercial and industrial waste is produced by business and commerce and includes waste from schools, restaurants, offices, retail and wholesale businesses, and manufacturing industries.
Excluding green waste, the 1.30 million tonnes of commercial and industrial waste were recovered in 2018–19. In comparison, the 2014–15 to 2017–18 average was 1.06 million tonnes per year.
The gap in the long-term trend graph is due to incomplete data in 2010–11 (when waste reporting was voluntary).
Relevant Sustainable Development Goals’ targets
Commercial and industrial waste recovered from 2007–08 to 2018–19 financial year. This includes materials recovered by local governments, private landfills, recyclers and organic processors. Regional groupings are combinations of local government areas.