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Kerbside bin collection requests per 1,000 households

Number of kerbside bin collection requests received by council per 1,000 kerbside bin collection households

Kingston City (2018-2019)

158.06

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

117.88

All Councils (2018-2019)

104.58

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Kingston City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 128.76 120.44 97.37
2016-2017 130.48 120.83 101.19
2017-2018 139.34 117.96 99.66
2018-2019 158.06 117.88 104.58

Kingston City Council Says...

Kerbside bin collection requests include any requests from the public relating to Council's formal kerbside garbage and recycling collection service. The increase in requests was influenced by a fall in service standards prior to Council changing its waste collection contractor in late 2018.

Kerbside collection bins missed per 10,000 households

Number of kerbside collection bins missed per 10,000 scheduled kerbside collection bin lifts

Kingston City (2018-2019)

9.29

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

6.39

All Councils (2018-2019)

4.91

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Kingston City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 6.62 5.81 4.18
2016-2017 6.10 5.68 4.51
2017-2018 7.97 6.09 5.05
2018-2019 9.29 6.39 4.91

Kingston City Council Says...

The increase in the number of missed bins was influenced by a fall in service standards prior to Council changing its waste collection contractor in late 2018. Kingston is working closely with the new contractor to steadily reduce the number of missed bins with all missed bins collected within one business day of being reported.

Cost of kerbside garbage bin collection service per bin

Direct cost to council of the kerbside garbage bin collection service per kerbside garbage collection bin

Kingston City (2018-2019)

$103.60

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

$109.06

All Councils (2018-2019)

$106.59

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Kingston City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 $97.34 $106.30 $101.10
2016-2017 $99.34 $106.81 $102.30
2017-2018 $96.42 $109.11 $102.52
2018-2019 $103.60 $109.06 $106.59

Kingston City Council Says...

The cost of the kerbside garbage bin service is consistent with expectations and represents good value for money in both disposal and collection, based on a competitive tender process.

Cost of kerbside recyclables collection service per bin

Direct cost to council of the kerbside recyclables collection service per kerbside recyclables collection bin

Kingston City (2018-2019)

$43.29

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

$48.68

All Councils (2018-2019)

$57.71

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Kingston City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 $13.67 $23.27 $37.66
2016-2017 $14.16 $23.51 $37.34
2017-2018 $19.05 $30.46 $42.45
2018-2019 $43.29 $48.68 $57.71

Kingston City Council Says...

The cost of the kerbside recyclables bin service has increased in line with expectations and is related to fees charged by recycling operators for the processing of recyclables.

Kerbside collection waste diverted from landfill

Percentage of garbage, recyclables and green organics collected from kerbside bins that is diverted from landfill

Kingston City (2018-2019)

49.53%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

44.47%

All Councils (2018-2019)

43.94%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Kingston City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 48.85% 45.08% 42.93%
2016-2017 50.09% 45.87% 44.52%
2017-2018 50.85% 45.10% 44.69%
2018-2019 49.53% 44.47% 43.94%

Kingston City Council Says...

The kerbside waste collection diverted from landfill decreased slightly due to EPA's closure of the recycling facility used by Kingston. This resulted in approximately 2% of Kingston's annual tonnage of recyclable material being sent to landfill in early 2019.