Aged Care Sector

To assist the aged care sector to improve and work towards better practice waste and recycling performance, Green Industries SA and Aged and Community Services Australia (ACSA) partnered to develop the Waste and Recycling in the Aged Care Facilities Better Practice Guide (2018) and pilot the guide across five sites in metropolitan and regional areas. Aimed at facility managers and operators, the guide helps to identify and implement practical waste management improvements and offers advice on measuring performance, creating a waste and recycling implementation plan, procurement of waste services and implementing new recycling systems across facilities.

Useable tools accompany the Better Practice Guide including a performance calculator and a self assessment workbook.

Waste and Recycling in Aged Care Facilities - Better Practice Guide (2018) Waste and Recycling in Aged Care Facilities - Better Practice Guide (2018) (2639 KB)

Waste and Recycling in Aged Care Performance Calculator (2018) Waste and Recycling in Aged Care Performance Calculator (2018) (209 KB)

Waste and Recycling in Aged Care-Assessment Workbook (2018) Waste and Recycling in Aged Care-Assessment Workbook (2018) (156 KB)