Project summaries - 2013 Local Government Organics Collection Systems

2013 Local Government Organics Collection Systems
OrganisationProject titleAmount $
Ashfield Council Ashfield Council garden organics expansion project

85,755

Bathurst Regional Council Organics collection system

787,800

Blayney Shire Council* Organics collection system

264,200

Cabonne Council* Organics collection system

284,371

Clarence Valley Council Enhancement of existing food and garden organics collection service

167,500

Cooma-Monaro Shire Council Cooma organics collection kerbside service

235,499

Forbes Shire Council Organics collection systems

262,415

Kempsey Shire Council Kempsey Shire kitchen caddy rollout for compulsory FOGO diversion

89,712

Kiama Municipal Council Organics Kiama

211,230

Lane Cove Municipal Council Lane Cove garden organic collection

320,000

Leichardt Municipal Council Growing organics - enhanced food recycling in multi-unit dwellings

60,409

Lismore City Council Organics for rural villages

126,235

Parkes Shire Council Organics collection system

362,375

Pittwater Council Organics collection system improvement program

1,005,253

Port Macquarie-Hastings Council Port Macquarie-Hastings Council organic collection service

443,110

Randwick City Council Food organics collection and processing in multi-unit dwellings

914,519

Richmond Valley Council RVC food organic and garden organic (FOGO) collection program

243,713

Strathfield Municipal Council Food and garden organics (FOGO) roll-out to all single unit dwellings

118,307

Wellington Shire Council Organics collection system

221,360

Wingecarribee Shire Council Organics collection - education and analysis

105,000

Young Shire Council Young green waste and food organics kerbside service

211,048

 

21 Projects totalling

$6,519,811

 * Update

Blayney Shire Council and Cabonne Council have declined funding to proceed with their projects.  Information on the proposed projects remains for reference purposes only.

Project summaries

Ashfield Council
Ashfield Council garden organics expansion project
$87,755

Council will be rolling out green-lid bins to every house in the local government area to boost garden organics collections. Extending the service to the 1,200 houses that currently do not have a kerbside collection will mean an estimated 2,187 tonnes of garden waste will be diverted from landfill each year to be composted and reused instead.


Bathurst Regional Council
Organics collection system
$787,800

Council plans to introduce a new organics waste management system in order to capture and re-use organics currently being disposed of to landfill. New mobile garbage bins and kitchen caddies will be provided to all included households and council will provide instruction and education on the correct use of the new systems. Household organic waste will be recovered and processed for reuse as a range of compost products. Council is joining with other NetWaste councils (i.e. Blayney, Cabonne, Forbes, Parkes and Wellington) across the region to deliver improved resource recovery.


Blayney Shire Council
Organics collection system
$264,200

Council plans to introduce a new organics waste management system in order to capture and re-use organics currently being disposed of to landfill. New mobile garbage bins and kitchen caddies will be provided to all included households and council will provide instruction and education on the correct use of the new systems. Household organic waste will be recovered and processed for reuse as a range of compost products. Council is joining with other NetWaste councils (i.e. Bathurst, Cabonne, Forbes, Parkes and Wellington) across the region to deliver improved resource recovery.


Cabonne Council
Organics collection system
$284,371

Council plans to introduce a new organics waste management system in order to capture and re-use organics currently being disposed of to landfill. New mobile garbage bins and kitchen caddies will be provided to all included households and council will provide instruction and education on the correct use of the new systems. Household organic waste will be recovered and processed for reuse as a range of compost products. Council is joining with other NetWaste councils (i.e. Bathurst, Blayney, Forbes, Parkes and Wellington) across the region to deliver improved resource recovery.


Clarence Valley Council
Enhancement of existing food and garden organics collection service
$167,500

Council is boosting its food and organics collection service to encourage residents to recycle the 3,000 tonnes of organic waste that goes to landfill each year. New kitchen caddies and compostable liners will be given to residents to boost the participation rate in the existing service by providing 1,500 kitchen caddies and an enhanced community education program.

Cooma-Monaro Shire Council
Cooma organics collection kerbside service
$235,499

A new kerbside food and garden waste collection service will be rolled out to households to minimise compostable waste being sent to landfill. The new service follows a popular trial tested with 100 residents that recovered 14 kilos of food and garden waste from each bin every fortnight which was converted to a usable premium resource for local consumption.


Forbes Shire Council
Organics collection system
$262,415

Council plans to introduce a new organics waste management system in order to capture and re-use organics currently being disposed of to landfill. New mobile garbage bins and kitchen caddies will be provided to all included households and council will provide instruction and education on the correct use of the new systems. Household organic waste will be recovered and processed for reuse as a range of compost products. Council is joining with other NetWaste councils (i.e. Bathurst, Blayney, Cabonne, Parkes and Wellington) across the region to deliver improved resource recovery.


Kempsey Shire Council
Kempsey Shire kitchen caddy rollout for compulsory FOGO diversion
$89,712

As part of council’s plan to maximise resource recovery, households recycling food and garden waste will be provided with a with a new non-aerated kitchen caddy and an introductory roll of compostable liners to make it easier for them to recycle food waste into compost as part of their organics waste collection. The expected boost in organics recovery will help council meet targets to reduce waste to landfill, whilst also reducing waste levy costs, odours and leachate in landfill.


Kiama Municipal Council
Organics Kiama
$211,230

The Organics Kiama (OK) program will introduce food waste collection to households to enhance the existing garden waste collection service. A review of the frequency of kerbside collection services will also be undertaken. Following the 2012 trial of the OK program there was a 38.9 percent reduction in waste to landfill; 18.42 percent increase in recycling and 38 percent increase in food/garden organics.


Lane Cove Municipal Council
Lane Cove garden organic collection
$320,000

Council will introduce a green-lid bin kerbside collection service for the local government area. The new service will replace the current monthly bundled vegetation collection, which is out-dated and less efficient.


Leichardt Municipal Council
Growing organics - enhanced food recycling in multi-unit dwellings
$60,409

Leichhardt has a long history of organics resource recovery providing a food recycling service. Council plans to roll out a leading-edge Community Engagement and Participation Plan to research the most effective way to sustain a long-term service for food recycling.


Lismore City Council
Organics for rural villages
$126,235

The project will extend its food and garden organics collection service to the rural villages as well as properties between each village. Lismore was the first council to introduce organics collections in 1999, and this expansion will reduce the rural waste. Households will be provided with green-lid bin and kitchen caddy with a roll of liners. The project will be accompanied by an extensive education program involving print advertising in a council newsletter, direct mail, bin stickers and social media.


Parkes Shire Councl
Organics collection system
$362,375

Council plans to introduce a new organics waste management system in order to capture and re-use organics currently being disposed of to landfill. New mobile garbage bins and kitchen caddies will be provided to all included households and council will provide instruction and education on the correct use of the new systems. Household organic waste will be recovered and processed for reuse as a range of compost products. Council is joining with other NetWaste councils (i.e. Bathurst, Blayney, Cabonne, Forbes and Wellington) across the region to deliver improved resource recovery.


Pittwater Council
Organics collection system improvement program
$1,005,253

Council will introduce green-lid bins for garden waste to households on mainland Pittwater, and increase kerbside collection to a fortnightly service. Community education programs will be developed to engage the community and assist in understanding how the system works.


Port Macquarie-Hastings Council
Port Macquarie-Hastings Council organics collection service
$433,110

Council’s new domestic waste collection service plans to remove food/organic waste from landfill. Households within the local government area will be provided with kitchen caddies, and community education provided to encourage and assist people in making the most out of the new organic kerbside collection process.


Randwick City Council
Food organics collection and processing in multi-unit dwellings
$914,519

For the first time a new food waste collection service for multi-unit dwellings will be rolled out in the Randwick local government area. Kitchen caddies, compostable liners and bins will provide these households the option to recycle their organic waste. A trial in 2013 to 5,000 units had a 90 percent participation rate, it showed that on average 43.5 percent of the waste in the red-lid bins was food waste that could be recovered and processed for reuse as compost or to generate energy.


Richmond Valley Council
RVC food organic and garden organic (FOGO) collection program
$243,713

This project aims to increase the diversion of household food and garden organics (FOGO) from landfill resulting in less waste and reduced greenhouse gas emissions. The existing council kerbside garden service, introduced in 2012 diverted 1,392 tonnes with less than five percent contamination in its first year. The enhanced collection will target the 35 percent of food waste that was found in residual bins in the 2013 waste composition audit.  An extensive education program, based on previously successful campaigns in Richmond Valley Council and neighbouring councils will be employed including print ads, direct mail out, stickers, fridge calendar and flyer/brochure. Each household will receive a new green-bin lid, kitchen caddy and initial roll of caddy liner bags.


Strathfield Municipal Council
Food and garden organics (FOGO) roll-out to all single unit dwellings
$118,307

Following the trial of a food organics and garden organics service to a selected area, council will now expand this service to all single unit dwellings within the Strathfield local government area. Kitchen caddies and community education will be provided to engage households in reducing the amount of food organics being disposed at landfills.


Wellington Shire Council;
Organics collection system
$221,360

Council plans to introduce a new organics waste management system in order to capture and re-use organics currently being disposed of to landfill. New mobile garbage bins and kitchen caddies will be provided to all included households and council will provide instruction and education on the correct use of the new systems. Household organic waste will be recovered and processed for reuse as a range of compost products. Council is joining with other NetWaste councils (i.e. Bathurst, Blayney, Cabonne, Forbes, and Parkes) across the region to deliver improved resource recovery.


Wingecarribee Shire Council
Organics collection - education and analysis
$105,000

Council will roll out a major community education campaign to support the introduction of the new kerbside garden organics collection service. The education and engagement plan will help people understand how the system works to maximise the potential for their garden waste to be turned into quality compost. Waste audits and surveys will be conducted to check how the new system is working and inform future opportunities to divert even more household waste from landfill.


Young Shire Council
Young green waste and food organics kerbside service
$211,048

Council will implement a weekly kerbside green waste and food organics collection service. This service aims to reduce the amount of organics going to landfill to convert into compost for the community and council. Council will provide free wheelie bins, kitchen caddies, and provide community education materials.

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