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WASTE TARGETS

Since 2000, arc21, in partnership with its constituent councils and with the help of the public, has started to see the benefits of a strategy focused on the 3Rs of Reduce, Re-use and Recycle.

As the tables below indicate, household recycling rates have increased from just 7.5% in 1999 to over 40% today.

This has meant that much less Biodegradable Municipal Waste (BMW) produced by arc21 households is ending up in landfill since 2005.

More needs to be done to reach a target of recycling and composting 50% of household waste by 2020, but were on the right track.

arc21s Residual Waste Project will further ensure that waste which cant practicably be recycled will be put to good use rather than going to landfill.

Our progress can be tracked in the following tables.

arc 21 Household Waste Recycling Rate

Year

Recycling Rate

2000

7.5%

2002

9.7%

2003

10.6%

2004/05

16.7%

2005/06

22.9%

2006/07

26.8%

2007/08

30.9%

2008/09

33.9%

2009/10

35.0%

2010/11

37.5%

2011/12

39.3%

2013/13

39.5%

2013/14

41.8%

2014/15

42.4%

2015/16

41.5%



 


arc21 Individual Household Waste Produced Annually


Year

Tonnes per Household

2000

1.40 tonnes

2002

1.37 tonnes

2003

1.34 tonnes

2004/05

1.34 tonnes

2005/06

1.36 tonnes

2006/07

1.32 tonnes

2007/08

1.28 tonnes

2008/09

1.18 tonnes

2009/10

1.15 tonnes

2010/11

1.13 tonnes

2011/12

1.13 tonnes

2012/13

1.09 tonnes

2013/14

1.11 tonnes

2014/15

1.12 tonnes

2015/16

1.49 tonnes


arc1 Landfill Diversion Performance Against Annual Target

   

Year

BMW Landfilled

BMW Allowance Target

Target Met

% of Allowance Utilised

2005/06

316,732 tonnes

380,427 tonnes

Yes

83.3%

2006/07

301,988 tonnes

353,773 tonnes

Yes

85.4%

2007/08

280,735 tonnes

345,244 tonnes

Yes

81.3%

2008/09

261,721 tonnes

336,762 tonnes

Yes

77.7%

2009/10

208,486 tonnes

251,880 tonnes

Yes

82.8%

2010/11

191,110 tonnes

248,533 tonnes

Yes

76.9%

2011/12

173,597 tonnes

248,533 tonnes

Yes

69.8%

2012/13

170,277 tonnes

153,060 tonnes

Yes

89.9%

2013/14

136,846 tonnes

162,292 tonnes

Yes

84.3%

2014/15

133,257 tonnes

154,344 tonnes

Yes

86.3%

2015/16

144,719 tonnes

163,613 tonnes

Yes

88.4%