Trial results after 6 months
Thursday 02 January 2020
The Yarra Waste Revolution has now been going for 6 months – and we have updated results for you.
In the waste and recycling collections since Tuesday 11 June, we have collected:
- 111 tonnes of food and organic waste
- 71 tonnes of recycling
- 53 tonnes of glass.
This food and green waste has been diverted from going to landfill and all of the recycling and glass has been processed and recycled here in Australia to be turned into new things.
In the graph above, the:
- green line is the food and green waste collected for composting
- purple line is the glass collected for recycling
- yellow line is the recycling collected
- red line is the waste collected for landfill.
We have used the figures for each month so that the graph is clear and easy to read. Please note some months will have had 5 collections not 4.
When the trial started in June residents in parts of Abbotsford were asked to separate their food and green waste from their landfill waste, and separate their glass from their other recycling.
We supplied residents with two new bins, a plastic crate for glass and a food and green waste bin.
Figures correct to 31 December 2019.