On Wednesday 28 March, Kaurilands had a waste audit where all our rubbish for two days was weighed. These were the results:
Paper recycling - 39kg (including contamination of 6.76kg)
Soft plastic - 0.88kg
Staff recycling - 1.34kg
Then our landfill bins were weighed and this was the result:
Total landfill - 30.88kg ...
...which was then re-sorted due to contamination with the following results:
Compost - 7.2kg
Recycling - 1.28kg
Paper - 2.1 kg
Soft plastics - 1.56kg
Actual landfill - 9.7kg
Summary - only 9.7kg of the actual 30.88kg of landfill was actually landfill rubbish. The rest was contamination. We will be looking at our recycling/rubbish process so as to improve our systems. Watch this space for further details.