Kerbside services in Victoria
Total waste generation 2009-10
Less than two million tonnes of kerbside waste (garbage, recyclables and green organics) was collected, up by 4.7% (or 88,526 tonnes) from the previous financial year.More than half (58%) of the increase was directly attributed to the increased recovery of green organics (an additional 51,242 tonnes collected).
The state average diversion rate (incorporating recyclables and green organics) has risen from 26% in 2000-01 to 44% in 2009-10 and is one percentage point higher than in 2008-09.
Diversion rate, Victoria 2000-01 to 2009-2010
Kerbside collection services
- Nearly 1.1 million tonnes of garbage was collected in 2009-10 representing 191 kg for every person in Victoria.
- Households generated on average 475 kg annually - up 2 kg from 2008-09.
- By weight, paper/cardboard accounted for most (59.2%) of recycled material collected (excluding green waste), while miscellaneous containers (glass containers, steel and aluminium cans) accounted for 32.0%, and plastic containers 8.8%.
- 317,836 tonnes of green organics were collected from kerbside services - up 51,242 tonnes (or 19.2%) from 2008-09.
Surveys of waste and recycling services
Access for council waste management officers to fill in the annual surveys of waste and recycling services.
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