Project summaries: 2014 Local Government Organics Collection Systems

Round 2 - Local  Government Organics Collection Systems

Organisation

Project title

Amount $

Albury City Council

Organics collection system - Albury City Council

278,106

Blue Mountains City Council

Organics collection system

1,258,185

Botany Bay City Council

Botany Bay garden organics mobile garbage bins (MGB) project

370,632

Byron Shire Council

Byron Shire food and organics collection service

735,759

Cessnock City Council

Do not waste your organics household collection service

758,288

Coolamon Shire Council

Ganmain organics collection

21,405

Gundagai Shire Council

Back to the earth Gundagai

65,210

Lake Macquarie City Council

All food scraps are good to Go! Lake Macquarie's improved green waste service

686,250

Maitland City Council

Implementation of garden organics kerbside collection service

1,228,331

Singleton Council

Waste to compost organics household collection service

403,400

10 projects

TOTAL

$5,805,566

Albury City Council
Organics collection system - Albury City Council
$278,106

Albury residents will be given kitchen caddies and an initial roll of compostable liners to encourage them to recycle food waste in their green-lid bin organics collection service. Funding will provide the upfront costs for kitchen caddies as well as support the community education campaign when the current fortnightly garden service becomes a weekly food and garden service. The grant funding will help ensure the region's organics master plan, compiled by council, Cleanaway and Sustainability Victoria (for the Victorian councils in the region), is successfully implemented in Albury.

Blue Mountains City Council
Organics collection system
$1,258,185

The council plans to introduce a garden only or food and garden waste collection service to more than 31,000 households pending the outcome of a new waste service tender. It is anticipated that this will result in a major boost to household waste collections, focusing on new kerbside recycling services and including an option for food and garden organics. Organics collection will be made more viable by covering the upfront costs of 31,000 new green-lid bins, kitchen caddies and community education.

Botany Bay City Council
Botany Bay garden organics mobile garbage bins (MGB) project
$370,632

The council will be rolling out new green-lid bins for garden waste to each house within the local government area, and at least 1000 apartment complexes. Funding will cover the upfront costs for 7800 new green-lid bins and support community education to help people understand how the new system works. The project is a result of the council's triple bottom line assessment of options to increase diversion of garden organics from landfill and increasing organics recovery rates.

Byron Shire Council
Byron Shire food and organics collection service
$735,759

Residents of Byron Shire will be given a new weekly green-lid bin service for food and garden organics. Together with a comprehensive community engagement program to maximise participation and the correct use of the new three bin service, the council aims to divert over 3000 tonnes of organics from landfill.

Cessnock City Council
Do not waste your organics household collection service
$758,288

In March 2014, Cessnock Council adopted a five year Waste Management Strategy which included a high priority action to ‘Increase diversion of waste from landfill by the introduction of an organics collection (initially garden organics but moving to include food organics) in one to three years’. Funding will provide the green-lidded bins and assist with the initial education program for a fortnightly garden organics service. Singleton and Maitland Councils have also been awarded funding which will allow all three councils to benefit from a regional tender process for organics collection and composting.

Coolamon Shire Council
Ganmain organics collection
$21,405

Residents in the town of Coolamon already have a fortnightly food and garden collection service, and now the council will be able to offer the same service in Ganmain. Funding will cover the upfront costs of green-lidded bins, kitchen caddies and an initial roll of compostable liners.

Gundagai Shire Council
Back to the earth Gundagai
$65,210

Over 975 Gundagai residents will receive a new weekly green-lid bin service for food and garden organics. The project will enable residents and council to more effectively divert organics from landfill and decrease the costs associated with the processing, transport and disposal of residual waste to the regional landfill at Jugiong. Funding will provide the bins and kitchen caddies and help with the cost of an education program to assist residents to make the most of the new service.

Lake Macquarie City Council
All food scraps are good to Go! Lake Macquarie's improved green waste service
$686,250

The council is improving its green waste service for garden waste to accept all food waste. As a result, up to half the material in the average household garbage bin will be diverted from landfill and processed into high quality compost and mulch. This grant will make participation in the new service easy for residents by providing each household with a kitchen caddy and effective education. Waste audits will assist to determine the success of the service and future community education.

Maitland City Council
Implementation of garden organics kerbside collection service
$1,228,331

Grant funding will enable 30,000 residents in the Maitland local government area to receive a new fortnightly 240 litre green-lid bin service for grass clippings, pruning, weeds etc. A comprehensive and ongoing education campaign advising residents on the correct use of the bins, what can and cannot be placed into the bins and the importance of minimising waste to landfill will be implemented along with the new organics service. Cessnock and Singleton Councils have also been awarded funding which will allow all three councils to benefit from a regional tender process for organics collection and composting.

Singleton Council
Waste to compost organics household collection service
$403,400

In March 2013, the council adopted a Waste Management Strategy which included a high priority action to ‘Introduce a garden organics collection service to households with kerbside garbage collection service to increase diversion of organic waste from landfill by up to 43 per cent and up to 60 per cent once food waste is added at a later stage’. Funding will provide the green-lidded bins and assist with the initial education program for a fortnightly garden organics service. Cessnock and Maitland Councils have also been awarded funding which will allow all three councils to benefit from a regional tender process for organics collection and composting.

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