- Waste and recycling
Adelaide Metro Kerbside Waste Performance Report 2021–22
This report presents data on kerbside waste and recycling collection services in South Australia provided by the 19 metropolitan Adelaide councils in the 2021–22 financial year. It analyses performance and improvements in council waste management efficiency and sustainability over the past 18 years.
The focus is only on waste material collected at kerbside in bins provided specifically for residual waste (landfill), co-mingled recyclables and organics (green and/or food). Hard waste, street sweepings, Container Deposit Scheme (CDS) returns and waste collected at drop-off facilities and council-operated commercial services are excluded from this report.
In 2021–22, nearly 80% of Adelaide Metropolitan councils have three-bin recovery rates greater than 50%. The best performing councils have full organics bin coverage, supplemented with a food caddy and are located in an area with a high greenness index. Additionally, trials have shown that weekly organics collection has raised the 3-bin recovery rates.