Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

What a Load of Garbage!

Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

What a Load of Garbage!

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Byline: Pamela Frost

WIDE Bay residents are the third worst wastrels in the state, according to a recent report.

Throwing out about 575kg per capita; slightly higher than the Queensland average, Wide Bay came third on a list of waste generated per capita. It was also responsible for about 7% of the state's total household waste.

The State of the Environment report released yesterday showed how the state was tracking with rubbish.

Fitzroy region recorded 757kg per capita of household waste generation in 2014-15 financial year, which was the highest in Queensland.

The total amount of waste collected in the year made up 12% of the state's total.

It was also much higher than the waste generated by the average Queenslander, which was 540kg.

The second highest household waste generators per capita were in Darling Downs-Maranoa, with the average resident generating 710kg of waste in 2014-15.

The region had about 7% of the state's total amount of waste collected. …

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