In Victoria, the waste and resource recovery sector manages a variety of waste streams, including construction and demolition, commercial and industrial and household municipal collection. In 2018–19 the data from these collections showed that in Victoria:
In 2018–19 Victoria's waste and resource recovery sector managed more material than the previous year at just over 15.3 million tonnes, and achieved a diversion rate of 70%. The total amount of material recovered for reprocessing was 10.8 million tonnes, an 8% increase from 2017–18.
In the last two years the amount of material recovered for reprocessing has increased by 25% driven mainly by increases in the recovery of material from the construction and demolition sector.
Key insights from the 2018–19 report include:
Every year, the Victorian Government surveys reprocessing organisations across the state to better understand the amount of waste recovered for recycling purposes in Victoria. This year, the report includes insights from a wider range of sources to provide a more comprehensive view of waste management in Victoria than in previous years. These sources include:
This report also contains a baseline measurement against the four key targets in the Victorian Government’s Recycling Victoria: A New Economy policy released in 2020.
The Victorian Recycling Industry Annual Report details the amount of waste generated, landfilled and recovered in Victoria.
Data from the final report, including the tonnes of waste generated from various source sectors and trend data for recovered material types.