In 2010 the Cradle Coast Waste Management Group (CCWMG) & Northern Tasmanian Waste Management Group (NTWMG) conducted a waste audit of the seven landfills in the region; this audit provided a snapshot of the breakup of waste going into landfill but didn’t specifically highlight the waste generated by households.

To gain a better understanding of what waste is being generated by households, a kerbside waste composition assessment was conducted at selected areas across the north and north west of Tasmania in 2014. To protect the privacy of participating households, all waste collected as part of the audit was aggregated prior to sorting and all auditors submitted to relevant police checks. . The results of the audit will assist the CCWMG & NTWMG to identify target wastes for recovery and allow for the monitoring of the effectiveness of regional waste reduction programs. The NTWMG audit report can be found below. The CCWMG report will follow shortly.

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