The 2015–16 report is available in Sustainability Victoria’s Victorian Local Government Waste Services Report 2015-16.
Key findings from the report include:
- Kerbside garbage, recyclables and garden organics collected by local government was 2.14 million tonnes (equivalent to 353kg per person). This figure increased by nearly 12,000 tonnes (0.6%) from 2014-15.
- It cost local government $386 million to provide household kerbside waste collection services (equivalent to $63.57 per person). This is $6 million (1.7%) more than the previous year.
- Of the 590,451 tonnes of recyclables collected by local government household kerbside services, 558,972 tonnes (95%) was actually recycled.
Find out more about local governments’ kerbside recycling
Reviewed 4 March 2020