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Household waste landfilled

Key Finding

The amount of domestic kerbside waste sent to landfill decreased from about 1.26 million tonnes in 2016–17 to 1.20 million tonnes in 2018–19.

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

Household waste (municipal solid) is waste generated by domestic activities. It includes waste collected from households via kerbside services, from public place bins, or self-hauled by residents to council facilities.

Since 2007–08, the amount of household waste sent to landfill has averaged 1.77 million tonnes per year. This includes an average of 1.23 million tonnes collected via kerbside bin services.

Household waste sent to landfill during the past 3 years was 4% above the long-term average.

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Relevant Sustainable Development Goals’ targets

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

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Yearly total Queensland household waste sent to disposal from 2007–08 to 2018–19 financial year. This includes the regular kerbside waste bin collection, waste deposited in public place bins, or self-hauled domestic waste. For 2018–19 financial year totals for regional groupings (a combination of local government areas) are shown.