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Recycling and waste in Queensland report

The Recycling and Waste in Queensland 2018 report (PDF 7.53MB) presents data on, and trends in, waste recovery, recycling and disposal in Queensland during the 2017–18 financial year.

It provides valuable insight to help inform policy development and decision makers in the waste and resource recovery industry, local government and Queensland Government about the state’s recycling and waste management activities.

In order to improve the quality of the data presented in the report, the Department of Environment and Science undertakes continuous improvement by refining its surveys, increasing the number of waste entities surveyed and undertaking additional data validation.

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

Annual Waste Data Survey

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

The survey data provides the basis of the Recycling and Waste in Queensland report. 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.

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