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Recycling and waste in Queensland report

The Recycling and Waste in Queensland report 2016 (PDF, 8.0M)report presents data on, and trends in, waste disposal and recovery in Queensland during the 2015–16 financial year.

It provides valuable insight for decision makers in the waste industry and local government about Queensland’s recycling and waste activities.

Comprehensive and reliable waste and recycling data helps inform both public policy and private sector decision making.

In order to improve the quality of the data presented in the annual reports, the department has refined its surveys, increased the number of waste entities surveyed and undertaken additional data validation.

The Queensland Waste Data System (QWDS) allows reporting entities to submit their data in a timely, secure and convenient manner, providing the department with reliable and accessible waste and recycling information. See the glossary for further clarification on terms used in waste reporting.

Reporting entities

The Annual Waste Data Survey captures data about resource recovery, waste generation, treatment and disposal in Queensland.

The survey data provides the basis of the Recycling and Waste in Queensland report 2016 and also supports the Queensland Waste Avoidance and Resource Productivity Strategy 2014-2024 (PDF, 8.4M). In addition, it also provides a range of internal and external stakeholders with access to high quality, accurate waste data, while protecting survey respondent privacy and commercial confidentiality.

The survey is distributed to organisations registered with the Queensland Waste Data System (QWDS). View a list of the participating reporting entities which completed the 2016 Annual Waste Data Survey.

Previous reports

Last updated
21 April 2017