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Whitehorse City

Profile Performance

Kerbside bin collection requests per 1,000 households

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

Whitehorse City (2020-2021)

78.45

Similar Councils (2020-2021)

147.37

All Councils (2020-2021)

125.87

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Whitehorse City Similar Councils All Councils
2017-2018 65.70 117.96 99.66
2018-2019 68.35 117.88 104.58
2019-2020 72.83 146.42 119.91
2020-2021 78.45 147.37 125.87

Whitehorse City Council Says...

Council has seen a rise in the number of bin requests during 2020/21 which may be due to people spending more time at home during COVID lockdowns.

Kerbside collection bins missed per 10,000 households

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

Whitehorse City (2020-2021)

5.00

Similar Councils (2020-2021)

7.28

All Councils (2020-2021)

5.59

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Whitehorse City Similar Councils All Councils
2017-2018 4.17 6.09 5.05
2018-2019 4.92 6.39 4.91
2019-2020 4.80 6.82 5.03
2020-2021 5.00 7.28 5.59

Whitehorse City Council Says...

A small increase in this indicator for 2020/21 is due to a combination of a small increase in the number of missed bins and a decrease in the overall number of scheduled bin lifts. Council continues to work towards reducing the number of missed bins collections.

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

Whitehorse City (2020-2021)

$106.27

Similar Councils (2020-2021)

$117.90

All Councils (2020-2021)

$113.28

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Whitehorse City Similar Councils All Councils
2017-2018 $100.61 $109.11 $102.52
2018-2019 $96.83 $109.06 $106.59
2019-2020 $102.09 $118.43 $112.03
2020-2021 $106.27 $117.90 $113.28

Whitehorse City Council Says...

The cost of Council's kerbside garbage service has increased in 2020/21 due to a combination of contract and landfill disposal price increases, and an increase in tonnages collected which is attributable to more people being at home during the COVID-19 restrictions.

Cost of kerbside recyclables collection service per bin

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

Whitehorse City (2020-2021)

$30.03

Similar Councils (2020-2021)

$60.54

All Councils (2020-2021)

$69.49

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Whitehorse City Similar Councils All Councils
2017-2018 $9.64 $30.46 $42.45
2018-2019 $26.19 $48.68 $57.71
2019-2020 $30.48 $61.45 $65.17
2020-2021 $30.03 $60.54 $69.49

Whitehorse City Council Says...

The cost of Council's kerbside recycling service has reduced slightly compared to the previous year and this is due to less tonnages collected. The overall cost remains significantly higher than in past years attributable to the global recycling industry collapse.

Kerbside collection waste diverted from landfill

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

Whitehorse City (2020-2021)

52.32%

Similar Councils (2020-2021)

49.03%

All Councils (2020-2021)

47.48%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Whitehorse City Similar Councils All Councils
2017-2018 50.18% 45.10% 44.69%
2018-2019 50.46% 44.47% 43.94%
2019-2020 53.02% 47.07% 44.13%
2020-2021 52.32% 49.03% 47.48%

Whitehorse City Council Says...

The proportion of waste diverted from landfill has reduced slightly compared to 2019/20 but remains higher than preceeding years. This is due to an increase in the proportion of garden waste tonnages over the past two years, and attributed to wetter weather conditions and an increase in gardening activity since the start of the Coronavirus pandemic.