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While society as a whole is creating far more waste than ever before, the collective conscious is far more attuned to the benefit and necessity of recycling. This FACT indicates the average amount of waste recovered, in tonnes per person in each Australian capital city. Recovered waste refers to the amount of waste (both recyclables and green waste) that was recycled or reused, and therefore not sent to landfill. This data was sourced from the State of Australian Cities 2013 Report. Data for Darwin could not be found. When it comes to waste recovery, Canberra leads the way, at 4.77 tonnes per person.