Residential waste & recycling bin audit

Published on 15 November 2021

blue and yellow lidded bins on footpath for collection

Improving our waste and recycling service

The City of Unley, in partnership with KESAB, is undertaking a waste audit involving 100 randomly selected households to assess Council's waste reduction and recycling performance.

A bin materials survey will be conducted from 15 – 19 November 2021 (Waste & Organics) and 22 - 26 November 2021 (Waste & Recycling).

The randomly selected waste, recycling and green organic bins will be collected, weighed and assessed.

Please be assured that all information gathered will remain confidential and anonymous. All data will be based on the entire collective sample, not on any individual households. The samples taken from each stream will all end up together and the auditors will make their assessments based on the total daily collections.

This waste assessment will provide valuable data to the Council regarding the amount and type of waste currently presented at the kerbside for collection.

Access to accurate waste data will enable Council to:

  • Determine the performance of the 240 litre recycling bins
  • Determine the performance of the green organics bins, particularly now that Kitchen Caddies have been distributed to all households.
  • Provide feedback to the community on their recycling efforts, and
  • Better plan future recycling and waste reduction strategies.

Is your household bin selected?

If your household bins are chosen, they will be marked with a temporary orange sticker – please do not remove this sticker.

If your bin has not been picked up at its usual time or has an orange sticker attached, please do NOT bring it in off the street. This bin will be collected as soon as possible by a designated truck.

If you do not wish to participate, please contact KESAB on 8234 7255 or email and provide your property address.

Thank you in advance for your support and co-operation on this important project.