Previous 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 October

During the first week of bin checks, 15 truckloads of recycling were so contaminated with rubbish that they had to go to the landfill. This cost ratepayers an additional $17,919.

 

Week 2  |  19-23 October

During the second week of bin checks, 10 truckloads of recycling were so contaminated with rubbish that they had to go to the landfill. This cost ratepayers an additional $16,057.

 

Week 3  |  26-30 October

During the third week of bin checks, 12 truckloads of recycling were so contaminated with rubbish that they had to go to the landfill. This cost ratepayers an additional $15,938.

 

Week 4  |  2-6 November

During the fourth week of bin checks, 13 truckloads of recycling were so contaminated with rubbish that they had to go to the landfill.This cost ratepayers an additional $16,145.

 

Week 5  |  9-13 November

During the fifth week of bin checks, 12 truckloads of recycling were so contaminated with rubbish that they had to go to the landfill. This cost ratepayers an additional $16,542.

 

Week 6  |  16-20 November

During the sixth week of bin checks, 15 truckloads of recycling were so contaminated with rubbish that they had to go to the landfill. This cost ratepayers an additional $16,145.

 

Week 7  |  23-27 November

During the seventh week of bin checks, 11 truckloads of recycling were so contaminated with rubbish that they had to go to the landfill. This cost ratepayers an additional $12,742.

 

Week 8  |  30 Nov - 4 Dec

During the eighth week of bin checks, 10 truckloads of recycling were so contaminated with rubbish that they had to go to the landfill. This cost ratepayers an additional $12,124.

 

Week 9  |  07 Dec - 11 Dec

During the ninth week of bin checks, 12  truckloads of recycling were so contaminated with rubbish that they had to go to the landfill. This cost ratepayers an additional $13,120.

 

Week 10  |  18 Jan - 22 Jan

During the tenth week of bin checks, 9 truckloads of recycling were so contaminated with rubbish that they had to go to the landfill. This cost ratepayers an additional $12,337.

 

Week 1-10  |  Summary

These figures represent the number of truckloads of recycling that were able to be recycled and those sent to landfill because of contamination.