Year to June 2010
For the year ending June 2010 the total amount of waste sent to Kate Valley Landfill reduced by 20% on the previous year. The total amount includes rubbish from kerbside collection, from transfer stations and from commerical and private operators just from Christchurch and was approx 179,207 tonnes (down from 222,685 tonnes last year). That’s 514kg per person this year down from over 639kg last year (Christchurch population of 348,400 StatisticsNZ).
More waste statistics for Christchurch here.
The 2008 Christchurch City Council waste survey found that the waste was broken down* as follows:
SIFT is always keen for more detailed information about how much waste is produced across Canterbury and where it all goes (landfill, recycling, offshore).
You can find more information about the different district councils below:
*Source – Christchurch City Council, based on % breakdowns of waste sent to landfill as sourced from the Christchurch City Council’s 2008 solid waste survey conducted between July and December 2008. The figures are indicative only.