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[greenyes] Australian Curbside Recycling Goals


Based upon data from 21 Australian metropolitan councils, the following data
was compiled for recycling rates:

Household net yield (kg/hh/week) - Total curbside recyclables collected per
household, excluding gross contamination:
Baseline >4.0
Target >5.5

Per capita net yield (kg/pp/week) - Curbside recyclables collected per
household, excluding gross contamination:
Baseline >1.5
Target >2.1

Net diversion rate (%) - Total proportion of domestic waste stream diverted
to recycling
Baseline >19
Target >29

Contamination rate (%) - Contaminants placed in recycling bin by
householders Baseline NA
Target

Service cost per household (A$/hh/yr) - Annual cost of collection and MRF
acceptance of curbside recyclables per household
Target = 24 - 49

Tonnage cost (A$/t) - Cost per net tonne of curbside recyclables collected
and accepted at MRF (excluding council admin costs)
Target = 143 - 225.

A number of higher performing Councils were found to be capturing between
0.32 and 0.39 tonnes of curbside recyclables per household per year.

The study also found that Councils most likely to be achieving better
recycling tend to provide a 'three-bin' system for garbage, mixed containers
and paper respectively; or a 120-litre garbage bin and 240-litre (split or
co-mingled) recycling bin. They also provide at least bieekly collections
for PET, HDPE, steel, aluminium, glass, paper, cardboard, and paperboard and
have an established community education strategy.

Copies of the report Getting more from our recycling systems - good practice
performance measures of kerbside recycling systems (1.5MB) are available
from Resource NSW's website at:

http://www.resource.nsw.gov.au/data/kerbside%20recycling_GP%20final%20report.pdf


_________________________
Peter Anderson, President
RECYCLEWORLDS CONSULTING
4513 Vernon Blvd. Suite 15
Madison, WI 53705-4964
Ph: (608) 231-1100
Fax: (608) 233-0011
Cell: (608) 698-1314
eMail: anderson@no.address
web: www.recycleworlds.net






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