The 2016–17 report is available in Sustainability Victoria’s Victorian Local Government Waste Services Report 2016-17.
Key findings from the report include:
- The amount of Kerbside Garbage, Recyclables and Organics1 collected by local governments was 2.23 million tonnes (equivalent to 353 kg per person). This figure increased by more than 86,000 tonnes (4.0%) from 2015-16.
- Of the 2.23 million tonnes collected, 463,000 tonnes were Organics (equivalent to 324 kg per household or 73 kg per person) an increase of 17.6% or a little more than 69,000 tonnes from 2015-16. This was the result of a huge increase in regional garden organics collections including FOGO (Food Organics & Garden Organics) collections.
- The rate of kerbside recyclables and organics diverted from landfill was 46%, an increase of two percentage points from the previous year. This figure is net of contamination.
Find out more about local governments’ kerbside recycling
Reviewed 4 March 2020