The National Waste Report 2022 report:
- provides data and information on Australia’s waste generation, recovery and fate for all waste streams and various material categories
- analyses this information by state and territory and on a per capita basis
- presents new data for FY 2020–2021, FY 2019-20 and updated data for earlier years.
- This supersedes previous publications and means that the values in the 2022 report may differ from those published for that year in previous reports
- Implements for the first time in a national report the Australian Standard for Waste and Resource Recovery Data and Reporting.
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Explore the data
Explore new and existing waste data insights through interactive maps and graphs to identify trends and patterns.
National Waste Database 2022
Presented as a flat Excel database, this information is suitable for interrogation through PowerBI or similar tools.
The database presented in a flat Excel format, contains waste data from 2006–07 to 2020–21, a user guide, a list of parameters used, and a register of data revisions made.
This data is also available on data.gov.au in an open and machine- readable format which is suitable for interrogation through PowerBI or similar tools.
National waste reporting tools (2019-20 and 2020-21)
The national waste reporting tool was used to collate and transform waste data provided by the states, territories, and industry to produce the national waste database. This database is the basis for the 2022 report.
- National waste 2019-20 reporting tool (XLSX - 1.16 MB)
- National waste 2020-21 reporting tool (XLSX - 5.74 MB)
National Waste Account 2020
The National Waste Account helps us understand the economic aspects of waste. The Account data provides information about trends in waste including jobs in Australia’s waste industry and growth in the value of the waste industry as a part of Australia’s economy.
Overall, the Account is an economy-wide view of how waste and recycled materials are managed and reused in Australia.
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