NAUGHTY: Tyres and bulky items dumped illegally at one of the region’s bin enclosures.
NAUGHTY: Tyres and bulky items dumped illegally at one of the region’s bin enclosures.

A few facts about how much we waste

The average domestic waste generation per person per year by households in the region is estimated at 1.9 tonnes.

The Queensland average per person per year, factoring in commercial and industrial waste, construction waste and solid municipal waste, is 2.4 tonnes.

60% of the region's residents live in its main towns and villages, which receive a weekly waste collection service

The number of premises in the region with a domestic wheelie bin service is 11,220

Council's waste contractors are JJ Richards and the Endeavour Foundation

Supervised outlying transfer stations: Allora, Killarney, Yangan, Leyburn, Maryvale, Pratten, Wallangarra

Unsupervised: Amiens, Ballandean, Broadwater, Forest Springs, Glen Aplin, Greymare, Karara, Pozieres, The Summit, Thulimbah

The Warwick Central Waste Management Facility annual tonnage of waste to landfill is 14,313 tonnes

There are six licensed landfills across the region but three - Wallangarra, Killarney and Dalveen - have been closed to the public. Other than the main Warwick and Stanthorpe landfills, the other operating landfill is at the Yangan waste facility.

Current contracts with JJ Richards and Endeavour will run until 2018.



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