Interstate construction and demolition waste received
While about 794,000 tonnes of construction and demolition waste generated interstate was transported to Queensland landfills for disposal, Queensland recyclers received a further 61,000 tonnes of interstate construction and demolition waste in 2018–19.
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.
About 855,000 tonnes of construction and demolition waste were received from interstate sources in 2018–19. This was 179,000 tonnes less than 2017–18, yet up 215,000 tonnes from 2016–17. Landfill operators received 93% of the construction and demolition waste received from interstate.
The movement of waste from other states into Queensland is likely to be driven by lower disposal costs in Queensland.
Relevant Sustainable Development Goals’ targets
Waste received from interstate sources in 2014–15 to 2018–19 financial year.