The Waste and recycling in Western Australia report presents data about waste recovery, disposal and generation in 2019–20. It also assesses the progress made against the targets set out in the State Government’s Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Strategy 2030.
Some of the data presented in the waste and recycling report is also available in interactive dashboards.
The data in the report and dashboards was predominantly obtained from annual returns lodged by liable persons to the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation under regulation 18C of the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Regulations 2008.
The waste and recycling report replaces two long-running series of reports published by the Waste Authority, Recycling activity in Western Australia and The census of Western Australian local government waste and recycling services.