Data

Data on waste generation, landfill and resource recovery is critical to the development and implementation of waste policies and programs.

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:

Waste and recycling trends

The following trends are extracted from data contained in the reports Recycling Activity in Western Australia.

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.

 
Waste diverted and landfilled - Western Australia
Waste landfilled Waste diverted
2011-12 3.97 2.44
2012-13 3.65 2.48
2013-14 4.07 2.61
2014-15 3.61 2.62
2015-16 2.79 2.63
MSW diverted and landfilled - Western Australia
Waste landfilled Waste diverted
2011-12 0.98 0.52
2012-13 0.99 0.59
2013-14 1.05 0.56
2014-15 1.08 0.53
2015-16 1.15 0.51
C&I diverted and landfilled - Western Australia
Waste landfilled Waste diverted
2011-12 1.12 0.76
2012-13 0.99 0.80
2013-14 1.02 0.83
2014-15 0.76 0.82
2015-16 0.76 0.95
C&D diverted and landfilled - Western Australia
Waste landfilled Waste diverted
2011-12 1.88 1.16
2012-13 1.67 1.09
2013-14 2.01 1.21
2014-15 1.77 1.27
2015-16 0.87 1.17

 


Waste diverted by material type
C&D Organics Paper & Cardboard Metals Glass Textiles Rubber Plastic
2011-12 1050300 495800 233500 600400 23200 3400 23400 9800
2012-13 1180100 460800 221600 564500 23700 3000 11800 11200
2013-14 1239600 370900 237600 681100 34100 3800 25000 13200
2014-15 1314400 387200 225000 608900 47300 3900 18400 16400
2015-16 1253800 479500 235000 579000 46500 2700 19100 16100

 

Drill down on some complex recycled materials 2015-16
Organics 479,500 Paper/Cardboard 235,000 Plastics 16,100 Metals 579,000
Food 37,200 Packaging 147,800 ABS/SAN 600 Alum (non pack.) 17,700
Mixed organics 89,200 Newsprint 52,700 EPS 700 Alum pack. 1,900
Garden 208,300 Office paper 34,500 HDPE 6,300 Non ferrous 22,000
Wood 63,700     L/LLDPE 1,100 Steel (non pack.) 531,600
Other 81,100     PET(1) 3,300 Steel packaging 5,700
        PP (5) 2,400    
        PS (6) 700    
        PU (7) 700    
        PVC (3) 100

Click on the columns of the table above to drill down into the details

Related Items

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  • Disposal Based Audits of the Commercial & Industrial and Construction & Demolition Waste Streams »

    The Department of Environment and Conservation appointed Waste Audit and Consultancy Services (Aust) Pty Ltd to undertake a series of Disposal Based Audits at selected licensed waste management facilities within the Perth Metropolitan Region. This research aimed to profile the C&I and C&D materials being disposed of to landfill/transfer stations to assist in confirming priorities for solid waste reduction and the diversion of solid waste from landfill disposal.

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  • Summary Report of Waste to Landfill - Perth Metro Region 1998 - 2002 »

    Provides an analysis of data in order to provide a general guide on total quantity and categorisation of waste landfilled in the Perth Metropolitan Region between July 1998 and June 2002.