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Commercial and industrial waste recovered or recycled

Key Finding

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.

Waste regions (information applies statewide, map locations are for reference only)

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).

More information:

Relevant Sustainable Development Goals’ targets

  • GOAL 3: GOOD HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
  • GOAL 6: CLEAN WATER AND SANITATION
  • GOAL 11: SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES
  • GOAL 12: RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION

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Metadata

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.