The Residential Recycling Program Of Warringah Council Against Sunshine West Council

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Aim of the investigation
The aim of the investigation is to evaluate the residential recycling program of Warringah Council against Sunshine Coast Council.

Study Area
Warringah Council is a local government area located on the Northern Beaches, in Metropolitan Sydney region. Warringah council covers an area of 149 square kilometres. Figure 1 is a map of Warringah Council and shows its five borders: Narrabeen Lagoon to the northeast, Cowan Creek to the North, The Tasman Sea to the east, Manly Lagoon and Middle Harbour to the South, and Ku-ring-gai Council to the West. There are 27 suburbs and 19 localities. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, there are 155,289 residents.

Warringah Council runs a weekly collection for residential waste. As illustrated in Figure 2, Warringah Council provides three types of recycling bins: mixed containers (yellow), cardboard and paper (blue), and vegetation (lime green). General waste (red) is collected once every week, whilst yellow and blue bins on alternate weeks. Vegetation bins are collected fortnightly. The rubbish truck takes the waste from one bin, and then it returns to collect rubbish from other type of bin. Extra waste collections can be arranged; however, this is unpopular and not advertised.

Warringah Council also issues pamphlets in regards to bulky goods clean up, the correct way to place rubbish bins as well as weekly collection information. “Second hand Saturdays” is promoted as residents can sell unwanted…

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