Recycling Activity Review

The Waste Authority conducts an annual review of all waste and recycling activity in Western Australia

The reviews present the quantity of all materials recycled, total waste generation and diversion for each financial year.  Data is gathered from a variety of sources including the direct survey of material recyclers, other industry surveys and export data. 

Information presented in the Recycling Activity Reviews provides a basis for assessing the State’s performance against the targets set in the Waste Strategy, assessing the performance of Western Australia against other jurisdictions and contributes to the measurement of national recycling activity.

Related Items

  • Recycling Activity in Western Australia 2015-16 »

    ASK Waste Management were engaged by the Department of Environment Regulation, on behalf of the Waste Authority, to review all recycling activity in Western Australia during 2015-16. This report presents the findings of that review.

  • Local Government Waste and Recycling Census 2015-16 »

    This report presents the results of the 2015-16 census of local government waste and recycling services.

  • Recycling Activity in Western Australia 2014-15 »

    ASK Waste Management were engaged by the Department of Environment Regulation, on behalf of the Waste Authority, to review all recycling activity in Western Australia during 2014-15. This report presents the findings of that review.

  • Recycling Activity in Western Australia 2013-14 »

    Report on the results of the survey of all recycling activity in Western Australia during 2013-14. It includes quantities of  materials, sector source, geographic source, statewide and metropolitan recovery rates.

  • Recycling Activity in Western Australia 2012-13 »

    Report on the results of the survey of all recycling activity in Western Australia during 2012-13. It includes quantities of  materials, sector source, geographic source, statewide and metropolitan recovery rates.

  • Recycling Activity in Western Australia 2011-12 »

    Report on the results of the survey of all recycling activity in Western Australia for the financial year 2011-12. It includes recovery rates, quantities of recycled materials, sector and geographic source of recycled materials.

  • Recycling Activity in Western Australia 2010-11 »

    Total recycling activity in Western Australia for the financial year 2010-11. Includes recovery rates, quantities of recycled materials, sector and geographic source of recycled materials.

  • Recycling Activity in Western Australia 2009-10 »

    A survey of total recycling activity in Western Australia for 2009/10 was undertaken by Hyder Consulting. The survey covered all materials recovered for reprocessing in Western Australia, as well as exported materials. Any materials imported into the state for reprocessing were excluded.

  • Recycling Activity in Western Australia 2008-09 fact sheet »

    Snapshot of key data from 08/09

  • Recycling Activity in Western Australia 2007-08 and 2008-09 »

    A survey of total recycling activity in Western Australia for 2007–08 and 2008–09 was undertaken in January-March 2010 by Hyder Consulting. The survey covered all materials recovered for reprocessing in Western Australia, as well as exported materials. Any materials imported into the state for reprocessing were excluded.

  • Recycling Activity in Western Australia 2006-07 »

    This is a detailed review of all recycling activities in Western Australia for the 2006/2007 financial year. The report covers all sectors including municipal, commercial and industrial and construction and demolition. The report utilises the methodology and classifications developed and applied in the 2005/2006 review enabling a direct comparison of annual recycling activity levels.

    The Department of Environment and Conservation extends its thanks to all participants who provided the information used in the review.

  • Recycling Activity in Western Australia 2005-06 »

    This report summarises a detailed assessment of the amount of recycling carried out in Western Australia in the 2005/06 financial year.

  • Recycling Activity in Western Australia 2004-05 »

    The Waste Management Board engaged Hyder Consulting Pty Ltd to conduct a survey of recycling activity in Western Australia over the 2004/05 financial year. This report presents the findings of the survey, and sets a baseline on the current quantities of materials being recycled in Western Australia. The Waste Management Board would like to thank the businesses and organisations who provided invaluable data and assistance toward production of this report.