Kerbside and Bulky Waste Audits

SSROC has been coordinating waste audits of kerbside services for its member councils since 1999, with seven audits completed since then providing our region with one of the best longitudinal household waste data sets in NSW, possibly Australia. 

The audits provide councils with an analysis of waste streams, providing very valuable information for a range of council operational and service planning purposes.  Waste audits cover regular residual, recycling and green waste streams, with options for dedicated high rise and council facility audits.  The 2023 audit will also include bulky clean up waste for the second time.

The data from previous audits has provided valuable insights that assist regional advocacy, including volumes of organic waste that could be captured through a FOGO service, other recyclable materials, hazardous waste in the residual waste bin, and non-recyclable materials that can only be processed through energy from waste to avoid landfill.