Kerbside Waste Audit 2017

The City of Port Lincoln engaged KESAB environmental solutions in September 2017 to undertake a bin audit for the Port Lincoln area to obtain baseline data on the behaviour of our two bin system. This involved auditing 100 general waste bins and 100 recycle bins across the Council over a five day period.

The audit was conducted by KESAB environmental solutions staff at the Resource Recovery Centre from Monday 25 September to Friday 29 September 2017.   This is the first kerbside audit undertaken of our two bin system since its introduction in 2009.

100 kerbside bins from each of the residual waste and recyclables streams were audited during the five-day period.  Bins were taken from all collection days and represented a range of demographics.

A total of 1,983kg of materials were sorted to Zero Waste South Australia specified categories over five collection days;

  • 1,264kg of residential waste bin contents; and
  • 719kg of recyclables bin contents.

The overall results showed that there was a high percentage of garden organics (24%) and compostable materials (35%) in the residual waste bin.  While only 28% of the residual waste bins were actually landfill disposal waste, by comparison, the recyclables bin contained 85% materials suitable for recycling and 15% contamination.

The Kerbside Waste Audit (September 2017) report is provided for your information.

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For any further information regarding the audit or waste management, please contact:

City of Port Lincoln
Civil Operations Team
9.00am - 5.00pm, Monday to Friday
Phone: 8621 2300
Email: plcc@plcc.sa.gov.au