The recycling diversion rate from hard and dumped rubbish is similar compared to the same quarter of the 2017-18 financial year.
The kerbside recycling diversion rate had been steadily rising compared to the same time last year but saw a decrease in February. It is possible the shutdown of SKM and related media attention on recycling issues caused residents to lose confidence that their recycling was being processed correctly. However, March shows a slight increase in diversion rate compared to last year and demonstrates Council messaging about continuing to recycle has been successful. Continued uptake of food waste recycling has also likely contributed.