Collection Tonnage: All Waste Streams

Importance


Overview of the tonnage collected by program shows the positive effect of diverting waste at the curb.

Story behind the numbers


Annually, there are over 27 million pickups completed for all waste streams. Comparing the current tonnage collection and composition to previous years highlights the positive effect of diverting waste at the curb with the goal of extending the life of the Glanbrook landfill.

Performance improvements


This is a volume measure. These numbers are driven by the composition of waste streams collected. Performance improvement will be realized as the proportion of divertible waste increases and the amount of waste being sent to landfill decreases. Regular checks to ensure the accuracy of these numbers are performed by staff. 

Source: City of Hamilton, Public Works Department (Environmental Services Division), extracted October 2017.

Source: City of Hamilton, Public Works Department (Environmental Services Division), extracted October 2017.

Source: City of Hamilton, Public Works Department (Environmental Services Division), extracted October 2017.

Source: City of Hamilton, Public Works Department (Environmental Services Division), extracted October 2017.

Tonnage collected 

Year Recycling Organics Garbage Total
2015 42946 43187 90299 176432
2016 42974 39711 90965 173650
2017 44494 42138 94081 180713
2018 Q1 14165 8231 29942 52338