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Waste Composition Studies

Waste composition studies inform waste reduction and diversion programming and are utilized to measure and track effectiveness over time.  

During a waste composition study, garbage samples are sorted into material categories, weighed and given a percetage of the total weight of garbage sampled.

For example, the SCRD 2014 Waste Composition Study found that over 44% of what in on our residential garbage is organic waste such as food scraps and food soiled paper which can be composted instead of landfilled!

2014 Waste Composition Study - residential refuse collection

In 2014, a waste composition study was completed of municipal solid waste originating from the single family dwelling residential refuse collection services on the Sunshine Coast disposing at the Sechelt Landfill.

Final Report
Detailed Analysis Part 1
Detailed Analysis Part 2

2015 Waste Composition Study - roll-off bins at the Sechelt Landfill and Pender Harbour Transfer Station

In 2015, a waste composition study was completed of municipal solid waste disposed of in the roll-off bins at the Sechelt Landfill and at the Pender Harbour Transfer Station.

Final Report
Detailed Analysis Part 1
Detailed Analysis Part 2

*Due to the size of the report, it is divided into three parts.