Bin audits to help the City improve its waste services and education programs

Thursday, 14 June 2018

During June and July, the City will be conducting random bin audits to get a better understanding of how residents use their household rubbish, recycling and green waste bins.

The findings will help the City improve its waste services and to develop education programs.

225 households across the municipality will be randomly selected to participate in the bin audits. These households will have their bins picked up as usual on their bin collection day by the City’s waste trucks. The bin contents from different households will be mixed together inside the waste trucks to provide samples of rubbish, recycling and green waste.

These bin audits are for research purposes and will not lead to any penalties or investigations. No identifiable details or personal information will be reported as part of the audits so that residents’ privacy is protected.

Residents in certain areas will receive a letter letting them know that they may be selected to take part in the bin audits. Residents don’t need to do anything if they are selected to participate. Those who want to know more or who do not want to take part in the audits can contact the City on 5272 5272.

Cr Sarah Mansfield - Environment and Sustainability Portfolio Chair:

The bin audits will help us capture an everyday picture of how residents use their household rubbish, recycling and green waste bins.  

Bin audits are used by a number of councils nation-wide and are one of the most effective ways of researching waste disposal habits and recycling knowledge. 

We will then use this valuable information to guide our Waste and Resource Recovery Strategy 2018-23.