National Litter Index

The purpose of the National Litter Index is to provide insight regarding:


  • The presence of litter items at sites within broadly comparable regions.
  • Estimated volumes of litter objects within the litter stream, based upon a volume-per-item model.
  • The contribution of objects recognised within established litter categories to the overall litter stream.

The National Litter Index has been undertaken since November 2005 and is done in all states and Territories in Australia.

Reports and links

Western Australia

National Reports