Tracking our progress

The ultimate aim of the new kerbside waste service is to reduce waste to landfill. Our target is to compost 10,000 tonnes of food organic and garden organic waste by April 2019. See how we are tracking towards this below:

QuarterApr May Jun JulAugSeptOctNovDec
Tonnes7337036695556158719709801035

It is also important to correctly separate our waste across the three bin service. To ensure this, we can track the contamination rate. Essentially this rate means what percentage of waste has been placed in to the wrong bin. We want the number to be as low as possible. By April 2019 we would like to achieve (or do better than!) the contamination rates below:

  • 5% contamination rate in the green lid bin
  • 10% contamination rate in the yellow lid bin
 Green lid binYellow lid bin
Target %5%10%
Actual %1.5%18%