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Construction and demolition waste recovered or recycled

Key Finding

The amount of construction and demolition waste recovered increased by 59% between 2014–15 and 2018–19, rising from about 1.81 million tonnes in 2014–15 to about 2.87 million tonnes in 2018–19.

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

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 a high potential for resource recovery.

In 2018–19, the main construction and demolition materials recovered were:

  • concrete (1.93 million tonnes)
  • asphalt (438,000 tonnes)
  • ferrous metal (357,000 tonnes)
  • bricks and tiles (73,000 tonnes).

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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

Construction and demolition waste recovered from 2007–08 to 2018–19 financial year. This includes materials recovered by local governments, private landfills, recyclers and waste handlers. Regional groupings are combinations of local government areas.