Sources are the places where waste enters the environment. They occur across all sectors and regions of the state.
The extent of waste entering the environment varies significantly between land uses, with high density areas such as shopping centres generating greater amounts of waste than rural areas. Sources of waste pollution may be very close to the area where they impact the environment, or the waste may travel great distances using ‘pathways’.
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Some land uses have been identified as significant sources of waste pollution:
The landuse categories used are:
For the purposes of the (LIDMF), the location of sources of waste have been categorised and aligned to the existing land use mapping, Queensland Land Use Mapping Program (QLUMP).
Last updated: 11 January 2021
This page should be cited as:
Department of Environment and Science, Queensland (2021) Sources, WetlandInfo website, accessed 13 April 2023. Available at: https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/management/pressures/litter-illegal-dumping/sources/