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Construction and demolition waste recovered or recycled

Key finding

The amount of construction and demolition waste recovered increased by 133%, rising from about 949,000t in 2011–12 to about 2.212 million tonnes in 2016–2017.

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 potential for resource recovery.

The amount of construction and demolition waste recovered can be highly variable. For example, it rose from about 949,000t in 2011–2012 to about 1.733 million tonnes in 2012–2013 and then fell to about 1.337 million tonnes in 2013–2014. A large part of this volatility involves the supply of waste concrete which, for example, fell from about 1.372 million tonnes in 2012–2013 to about 752,000t in 2013–2014.

The amount of construction and demolition waste recovered has since risen to 2.212 million tonnes in 2016–17.

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Indicator: Tonnage of solid waste recovered or recycled

Construction and demolition waste recovered from 2007–2008 to 2016–2017. This includes materials recovered by local governments, private landfills, recyclers and waste handlers. Regional groupings are combinations of local government areas.

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Last updated 22 February 2019