Measuring and reporting on waste streams is the first step to implementing programs such as reuse and recycling, and to improve the overall management of waste disposal. The top three waste streams were general waste, clinical and pharmacy waste, and paper/cardboard waste.
Waste expenditure has dropped by 10% to $37.8 million from $42 million spent on waste disposal in 2017–18.
Key waste figures
|Key figures for General Government Sector agencies||2018–19||2017–18||2016–17|
|% that reported waste||45||52||49|
|% that did not report waste data||49||48||50|
|Total waste expenditure ($)||37,775,913||42,016,884||42,009,485|