Re-sorting Rate (KPI-6)

Measures the weight in kilograms, the waste that is handled by an individual involved in re-sorting it into streams and sub-streams, in an hour. Expressed as kg / person / hour

  • Acceptable average – 60-80 kg / person / hour.
  • True increase expected when segregation rate of waste delivered increases.
  • Apparent increase chiefly due to errors in re-sorting.
  • True decrease chiefly due to lack of segregation at source and high moisture content of waste stream and inadequate training among re-sorting personnel, also electrical and mechanical failures.
  • Apparent decrease chiefly due to apathy and lack of supervision.

Actions to be taken

  • Check weighment procedures in the Resource Recovery Centre.
  • Train and re-train personnel involved in the re-sorting process and intensify supervision.
  • Liaise with personnel involved in collection and transport to improve segregation rates and decrease moisture content.
  • Conduct individual supervisory checks on personnel involved in re-sorting and take appropriate corrective measures.
  1. Machinery breakdown can show a lower than actual re-sorting rate as the material re-sorted cannot be accounted for by weighment.
  2. Single special streams of certain material can inflate the re-sorting rate.
  3. Special circumstances, public holidays in particular, interfere with the observations.

Averages in %


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