Up to date and consistent data is essential to understanding the current state of waste and recycling in WA. Historical data also allows current performance to be plotted against historical performance. Data on the rates of recovery and disposal of solid waste generated in Western Australia are available at the resources section at the bottom of this page.
What data is collected?
Waste and recycling data held by the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation includes:
- Solid waste database - contains quarterly data on metropolitan waste sent to landfill
- Annual review of recycling activity in Western Australia - an annual snapshot of recycling activity, resource recovery rates and performance against Waste Strategy targets
- Annual local government census on waste and recycling - an annual snapshot of local government waste services, waste generation and recycling.
Waste and recycling trends
A series of summary data fact sheets provide a useful comparison of historical snapshot of key aspects of waste and recycling performancedata. The data that support these fact sheets are also available for download.
The Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Program is administered by the WA Local Government Association. Each year a report is produced to outline the quantities and types of hazardous waste collected.
The national waste management database presents the spatial locations of Australia's known landfills, waste transfer stations and a large number of waste reprocessing facilities. The data are a compilation of Australian, jurisdictional government, council and industry databases. The purpose is to support decision makers from industry, governments and other interested parties make better, and more informed decisions based on evidence based information.