From November 2017, Hyperdome has been progressively implementing a variety of distinct recycling streams to increase the diversion percentage of the Centre's waste from landfill.
Since the introduction of the new streams, Hyperdome has seen a dramatic increase in the percentage of waste diverted from landfill, from a 21% diversion in FY 16/17 to a 30% diversion in FY 17/18.
With the diversion rates consistently sitting around mid-30% since last November, the upcoming introduction of organic recycling is expected to increase the diversion percentage even more significantly.
A significant factor in the success of these new recycling streams was a strong relationship and ongoing engagement with Hyperdome's retail partners around the program and expectations, including:
As part of the commitment to this program, Hyperdome has appointed a Waste Management Champion, Operations Administrator Nicole Wellburn, who says the results to date are really positive.
The recycling streams include: