- Food waste and organics
Commercial food waste pilot - summary report (2016)
The Pilot was conducted between 27 March and 30 June 2015 (96 days), and included: Initial assessments to establish potential tonnages and requirements for a food waste collection service. Mid-Pilot assessments to measure Pilot outcomes (cost, diversion of recyclable material from landfill, etc.), as well as identify opportunities for further improvement, and any changes required to overcome any identified inefficiencies and barriers. Final assessments to measure Pilot outcomes (cost, diversion, etc.), identify opportunities for further improvement, and to document and share key learnings from the Pilot.
The total amount of food waste diverted from landfill achieved during the Pilot was 14.54 tonnes. This included: 9.37 tonnes for the King William Road Precinct (with 8 participating businesses and 7 actively participating businesses); and 5.17 tonnes for the Henley Beach Precinct (with 6 participating businesses and 5 actively participating businesses). Based on these results, the businesses that actively participated in the Pilot have the potential to divert an estimated 55.3 tonnes of food waste from landfill per annum.
This equated to an average potential diversion per business of 4.61 tonnes per annum, which is considered a significant potential diversion amount.