EPA Annual Domestic Waste Audit 18/19 (report June 2020)
"Most of the bulky goods and other mixed materials were sent to land fill"
"In 2018–19, 1,937,052 tonnes of domestic waste was sent to landfill. This was a 2.8% increase from 2017–18. The Sydney metro area councils sent 993,381 tonnes to landfill (51% of the state)"
Source: NSW Local Government Waste and Resource Recovery Data Report 2018–19 as reported by councils, viewed 16 Aug 2020 from https://www.epa.nsw.gov.au/your-environment/waste/local-council-operations/local-council-waste-and-resource-recovery
Former councils vs Amalgamated Council - note the Return and Earn was introduced 1 December 2017
|Residual Waste||Dry Recycling||Organics|
|Council Name||Kerbside Tonnes Collected||Per Household kg/hh/wk||Per Capita
|Kerbside Tonnes Collected||Per Household
|Kerbside Garden Organics Tonnes Collected||Per Household
|Combined Councils 15/16||38,539.89||17049.72||7406.95|
|Inner West 19/20||36,107||9.6||3.7||13945.3||3.7||1.4||7274.7||3.6||1.4|
Source Data: https://www.epa.nsw.gov.au/your-environment/recycling-and-reuse/warr-strategy/policy-makers/surveys
How does the Inner West Compare to other councils in our region?
75% of the material collected in council clean up services ends up in Landfill!
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