Landfill and recycle sites identified

15 December 2011


Location of waste transfer stations, landfill sites and recycling facilities around Perth in Western Australia. Image Google Earth.

Location of waste transfer stations,
landfill sites and recycling facilities
around Perth in Western Australia.
Image Google Earth.


It is not everyone's desired destination, but if you're interested in knowing the locations of waste transfer stations, landfill sites and recycling facilities across Australia there's a newly developed database and map which provide precise details on where to find them.

The database has been developed by Geoscience Australia to provide the spatial locations of the facilities. The data is a compilation of information from Australian, State and local governments as well as from industry, research organisations and authoritative online sources.

The database identifies 1700 landfill and waste transfer stations and provides links to the Australian Waste Industries biannual landfill surveys, which allows users to access detailed site specific information for a range of policy issues and environmental and research work.

The database is available also to access information on hazard exposure, plan for the collection and disposal of e-waste and assist with the development of legislation to centralise landfill operations and landfill methane extraction.

It is being used by government already to establish a more accurate National Greenhouse and Energy Account Reporting system and to define waste catchment boundaries.

The database and a user manual, along with a Google Earth application and map displaying the location of the landfills, waste transfer stations and recycling sites are available as a free download.

Topic contact: media@ga.gov.au Last updated: October 4, 2013