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Appendix M1: Assumed Composition of Kerbside Collections

Assumed composition of kerbside collections % of total
Paper Recyclable 14.3%
Multi-material/other 3.1%
Subtotal 17.4%
Plastics Recyclable 3.4%
Multi-material/other 11.6%
Subtotal 15.0%
Putrescibles Kitchen waste 29.7%
Green waste 3.4%
Multi-material/other 2.6%
Subtotal 35.8%
Ferrous metals Primarily ferrous 4.2%
Multi-material/other 1.1%
Subtotal 5.3%
Non-ferrous metals   0.8%
Glass Recyclable 5.8%
Multi-material/other 0.4%
Subtotal 6.2%
Textiles Clothing/textiles 3.1%
Multi-material/other 2.3%
Subtotal 5.3%
Nappies and sanitary   11.1%
Rubble Concrete 0.8%
Other 0.2%
Subtotal 1.0%
Timber Unpainted and untreated 0.1%
Fabricated 0.0%
Multi-material/other 0.7%
Subtotal 1.1%
Rubber   0.2%
Potentially hazardous   0.7%
  Total 100%

Note: Totals/subtotals may not sum exactly due to rounding.

Waste Not has collected an extensive range of data on this type of domestic refuse, and has tailored the composition data to suit the types of services available to householders.