Help reduce waste

By 2020, emissions from waste are expected to account for around 4% of the ACT's emissions.

We can reduce emissions from waste by reducing the amount of waste we generate and by not putting organic waste, such as food scraps and garden waste, into landfill.

Did you know?

In the ACT, around 35% of the average household bin is food waste and 24% is items that could have been recycled.

Sending waste to landfill results in over 70,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions in the ACT every year.

In Australia, the contents of one in five shopping bags end up in the bin - that's around $3,800 worth of groceries wasted per household each year.

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