The Australian Waste Database (AWD) was developed by the CRC for Waste Management & Pollution Control Ltd for the Department of the Environment (then known as Environment Australia) in response to the need to provide a monitoring mechanism for Commonwealth and State waste minimization policies. This CSIRO project builds on that previous work.
AWD provides an overview of the waste management scenario in various regions of Australia. Specifically, it
Provides a national Solid Waste and Hazardous Waste Classification System
Provides a Guidance Manual for Solid Waste Composition Studies.
Provides data on Waste generation and Disposal in Australia for both Urban Solid Waste and Manifested Hazardous Waste.