Rockhampton Regional Council's Waste Reduction and Recycling Plan

Rockhampton Regional Waste and Recycling strives to achieve clear targets for waste reduction and diversion for our Region through the Waste Reduction and Recycling Plan - Summary(PDF, 3MB). Over the lifetime of this plan, Council will achieve an overall reduction in waste to landfill of 15%.

This plan is being reviewed in 2019 due to the release of the updated version of the Waste Reduction and Recycling Act and Regulation 2011 (current as at 1 July 2019), plus the adoption of the Queensland Waste Management and Resource Recovery Strategy as of 1 July 2019.

Where were we in 2014?

Waste management;

  • 2 landfills
  • 4 waste transfer stations
  • 9 unmanned roadside bin stations
  • 29,991 households with waste and recycling wheelie bin collection services

Waste generation;

91,941 tonnes of waste generated across the region

  • 31,504 tonnes of domestic waste
  • 33,858 tonnes of commercial and industrial waste
  • 3,762 tonnes of construction and demolition waste

Waste use;

  • 9,860.55 tonnes recycled
  • 12,957 tonnes reused
  • 69,124 tonnes to landfill

Where are we now in 2019?

- to be audited in September 

Where we want to get to in 2024

3% reduction in waste generation per capita (stretch goal 5%)

45% reduction in household waste

50% recovery of commercial and industrial waste

80% recovery of construction and demolition waste going into landfill