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Westminster Waste Stream Data 2011

In 2011, Environmental Center Sustainability Fellows sorted through the trash to determine what actually goes into Westminster's waste. To see all the graphs for the results of the trash sort click here.

Landfill waste generation estimates:

  Volume (yds3) Weight (lbs) Volume (gals)
2 weeks 272                 24,480            47,211
4 weeks 544                 48,960            94,422
School Year 5440               489,600          944,220

To see how often (what percentage of the time) each of the dumpsters were full, 3/4 full, 1/2 full, 1/4, and empty in the two weeks we checked the dumpsters click here!

Trash Sort Data    

 

 

     
  11/18/2011
  Volume (gal) Weight (lbs.)
Recyclables: 230 133.28
Plastics: 130 68.56
Water bottles 3 1.04
Other drink bottles 62 16.14
Paper: 65 51.38
Newspaper 5 2.1
Printer paper 60 49.28
Other 0 0
Metal: 16 6.88
Aluminum 4 0.66
Tin 12 6.22
Other 0 0
Cardboard: 19 6.46
Glass: 4.5 8.82
Brown 0.5 0.92
Green/Clear 4 7.9
Food Waste 7 20.46
Compostable 2 7.08
Non-Compostable 5 13.38
Yard Waste 0 0
Electronic Waste 0 0
Real Trash 189 64.86
Paper towels 35 5.38
Food wrappers/ Fast food 5 0.28
Shaw food boats and cups 55 10.98
Random big stuff 7 7.44
Plastic Silverwear 1 0.8
Landfill Other 81 39.98
Plastic bags 5 1.1
TOTAL 430.5 227.42