Asbestos waste data in Australia - Infographic

Date created: Date modified: 17 Jan 2023

Asbestos waste data estimates for Australia are updated as part of national hazardous waste reporting.

State and territory governments capture asbestos waste disposal data from their tracking systems for hazardous waste and/or reports from licensed landfill operators. Data was provided by these governments for 2021-22 and for previous years from 2006-07. In total, over this time period, approximately 13.5 million tonnes of asbestos containing waste was disposed of in Australia.

The Asbestos waste data in Australia – 2021-22 Annual Update document includes a summary table of all reported asbestos waste from 2006-07 to 2021-22 (tonnes per annum).