Latest Weekly District-Wide Contamination Rates

These figures represent the percentage of total truckloads of recycling that were able to be recycled and those that had to be sent to landfill because they were so badly contaminated with rubbish, food and soft plastic. The figures are for the entire recycling collection service across the District for the same weekly periods as the recycling bin spot checks.

 

Week 1  |  12-16 April

This week, 7 truckloads of recycling were so contaminated with rubbish that they had to go to the landfill. This cost ratepayers an additional $9,035.

 

Week 2  |  19-23 April

This week, 4 truckloads of recycling were so contaminated with rubbish that they had to go to the landfill. This cost ratepayers an additional $5,640.

Note - on the Thursday of this week, the collection truck had an issue where it did not record the lift of several bins therefore the data for this day has been estimated.