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Waste Management Action Plan

Council’s Waste Management Action Plan has the objective to position the City and the City of Adelaide to use resources efficiently and increase recycling.

The introduction of a three bin system by Council in 2008 has delivered a substantial increase in recycling in the City, with 42% of waste diverted from landfill in 2009/10. Despite this progress, observations of the operational environment and experience in suburban Adelaide indicate that Council will not achieve its target of diverting 60% of waste by 2012.

The Plan sets the following new targets:

  • Recycle 50% of kerbside waste by 2015, on the way to 60% by 2020.
  • Increase participation in kerbside green organics service to 25% by 2015.

The following strategies are established:

1. Maximise waste diversion from landfill by continuously improving recycling services provided to our community;

2. Prepare the City for the urban form envisaged by the 30 Year Plan for Greater Adelaide;

3. Maximise waste diversion from landfill and efficient use of resources in major public realm projects and City events;

4. Maximise waste diversion from landfill and efficient use of resources in Council’s operations; and

5. Manage risks and opportunities arising from legislative changes, changes to service expectations and rising waste disposal charges.

Actions have been developed for each strategy, with particular focus on increasing participation in Council’s kerbside recycling service, undertaking waste stream audits to better understand waste streams and inform service and policy development, and working with

For more information read council’s Waste Management Action Plan.

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