Victoria's Waste Projection Model tracks and projects future solid waste flows.
From 1 July 2022 Recycling Victoria, a dedicated business unit within the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, will provide strategic leadership for the waste and recycling sector. The data and reports on this page will migrate to Recycling Victoria in the coming months.
This projection model uses the total amount of waste recovered from SV's Victorian Recycling Industries Annual Survey (VRIAS) which provides State totals for the different material types recovered for reprocessing by source sectors. No regional break-ups are available for this dataset.
The second source of information is obtained directly from the EPA, providing the amount of material deposited at landfills. This information is by local government area and is aggregated to the waste region level for reporting.
The projection methodology is:
This dashboard contains information, technology, processes, calculation tools and models (Data) prepared in good faith and with reasonable care. Sustainability Victoria (SV) makes no warranty, express or implied, concerning its suitability for any particular purpose, or the completeness, accuracy, currency or quality of any Data. It is provided on the basis that you will assess its relevance and accuracy for your particular purposes. SV does not accept any liability for loss or damage arising from your use of or reliance on the Data.
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There are two filters on the dashboard, Year and Material Type – where Year refers to the start of a financial year, that is 2005 refers to 2005–06.
The map also works as a filter and you can select any of the waste Regions displayed on the map.
Hovering over any of the charts or Regions on the map will display details about the visuals, that is if you hover over the Actual and Projected Waste Quantities trend chart, data associated with a particular year will be displayed.
You can zoom in and out of the map by clicking on the magnifying glass symbols in the map or by scrolling on your mouse wheel.
If you have zoomed the image – you can move the map by clicking and holding down the left mouse key and moving the image.
The source sector of Municipal, C&I and C&D will also change based on any of the filter selections of Year, Material Type and Region (on map).