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Table 1 Selection of RUM bins required for audita

From: Evaluation of the National Return of unwanted medicines (RUM) program in Australia: a study protocol

State/territory Average number of pallet collections per month Average number of bin collections per month Percentage of bins (%) Number of bins to be audited
Australian Capital Territory 2 96 0.8 3
New South Wales 79 3792 30.4 113
Northern Territory 2 96 0.8 3
Queensland 48 2304 18.5 69
South Australia 37 1776 14.2 53
Tasmania 4 192 1.5 6
Victoria 68 3264 26.2 97
Western Australia (including Christmas Island) 20 960 7.7 29
TOTAL 260 12,480 100 373
  1. a Pellet Collections by region (first six months of 2015/2016): National data (excluding Western Australia) provided by NatRUM Limited. Data for Western Australia provided by the Western Australia Incineration Site