What’s in your bin? In order to understand what your biggest waste issues are, the first thing to do is a waste audit. This will let you know the volumes of items and what is in the wrong place e.g. coffee cups in the paper recycling.
Steps to take
First off, do this when the bin is full, not the day after the bins have been collected. Look at each waste stream separately e.g. general waste and recycling.
General waste bin
Repeat with the recycling bins
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