About the report
The Department commissioned the Waste Management Association of Australia (WMAA) to consolidate and analyse WMAA’s 2008 and 2010 landfill surveys and determine the key characteristics of landfills and landfilling in Australia.
The report found that the bulk of Australia’s landfill’s are small or very small. Queensland, Western Australia and South Australia have relatively high proportions of small sites, matching their highly dispersed populations. Victoria and Tasmania have a high proportion of large and medium sites. New South Wales has the most large sites, matching its relatively large population.