Here is a time lapse of the audit.
In summary of this audit - we found that from a total weight of 16.26kg bound for landfill, 24% of your waste is residual waste (ie has to go to landfill), and the other 76% are composed as follows :
56% compostable (87% food scraps and 13% compostable paper).
15% mixed recyclables (mostly recyclable plastics such as drink bottles & yoghurt pots)
5% recyclable paper and cardboard.
Residual waste (must go to landfill) weighed in at 3.94 kg.
We also learned that there were 116 units of Plastic Food Wrappers – eg chip packets and snack bar wrappers.
Today's audit informs us that 26% of total available mixed recyclables are being diverted, and that 34% by weight of recycling bin contents were composed of contamination (items not able to be recycled - in this case a half full of peanut butter).
Similarly, 81% of total available paper and cardboard are being recycled, with 5% of the paper collected being contamination by weight.
Finally, we found that 19% of organic matter is being captured for composting, with 0% being contamination by weight.