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Waste management (COFOG-A 051)

Australian System of Government Finance Statistics: Concepts, Sources and Methods
Reference period
2015
Released
23/12/2015
Next release Unknown
First release
A1C.99.

Waste management (COFOG-A 051) consists of government expenditure on waste management. This group covers collection, treatment and disposal of waste. Waste collection includes sweeping of street, squares, paths, markets, public gardens, parks, etc.; collection of all types of waste, whether selective by type of product or undifferentiated covering all waste, and their transport to place of treatment or discharge. Waste treatment includes any method or process designed to change the physical, chemical or biological character or composition of any waste so as to neutralise it, to render it non-hazardous, to make it safer for transport, to make it amenable for recovery or storage or to reduce it in volume. Waste disposal includes final placement of waste for which no further use is foreseen by landfill, containment, underground disposal, dumping at sea or any other relevant disposal method.

A1C.100.

Waste management (COFOG-A 051) is further classified into:

  • waste recycling (COFOG-A 0511); and
  • waste management not elsewhere classified (COFOG-A 0519).

Waste recycling (COFOG-A 0511)

A1C.101.

Waste recycling (COFOG-A 0511) consists of:

  • the administration, supervision, inspection, operation or support of waste collection, treatment and disposal systems for waste intended for recycling; and
  • grants, loans or subsidies to support the operation, construction, maintenance or upgrading of such systems.

Includes: Monitoring of generation and storage of waste intended for recycling; transport to place of treatment or discharge.

Excludes: Collection, transport, treatment and disposal of solid waste not intended for recycling (classified to waste management not elsewhere classified (COFOG-A 0519)); treatment and disposal of waste water (classified to reused or recycled waste water management (COFOG-A 0521) or waste water management not elsewhere classified (COFOG-A 0529)).

Waste management not elsewhere classified (COFOG-A 0519)

A1C.102.

Waste management not elsewhere classified (COFOG-A 0519) consists of:

  • the administration, supervision, inspection, operation or support of waste collection, treatment and disposal systems for waste not intended for recycling; and
  • grants, loans or subsidies to support the operation, construction, maintenance or upgrading of such systems.

Includes: Collection, treatment and disposal of nuclear waste; development, expansion or operation of household garbage systems and other waste systems; trade and industrial waste disposal; cleaning of streets, gutters, foreshores and recreation areas; special rubbish clean-ups and anti-litter enforcement; monitoring of waste generation and storage of waste not intended for recycling; transport to place of treatment or discharge; management of municipal tips.

Excludes: Collection, transport, treatment and disposal of solid waste intended for recycling (classified to waste recycling (COFOG-A 0511)); treatment and disposal of waste water (classified to reused or recycled waste water management (COFOG-A 0521) or waste water management not elsewhere classified (COFOG-A 0529)).