Sustainable kerbside services guide and toolkit launched
- Food waste and organics
- Local government
May 15, 2023
Green Industries SA, in partnership with the Environment Protection Authority and Local Government Association of South Australia, has released the SA Better Practice Guide: Sustainable Kerbside Services.
The guide, prepared by Rawtec, provides practical information and tools to assist South Australian councils with introducing a Sustainable Kerbside Service.
A Sustainable Kerbside Service provides residents with:
- weekly food and garden organics (FOGO)
- fortnightly comingled recycling
- fortnightly general waste
- choice and flexibility options to comply with relevant legislation.
Moving to a Sustainable Kerbside Service can lead to reduced greenhouse gas emissions, increased production of compost/soil improvers, improved agricultural productivity, increased climate resilience, and increased employment opportunities in the circular economy.
In mid-2022, the City of Holdfast Bay successfully introduced the service with wide support from its community. As a result the council has substantially lowered its waste to landfill rates, and has improved outcomes for the community and environment.