The five new initiatives recommended for inclusion in the Program are:
6. Residential food waste management
Establish a trial program that uses different technologies to test the viability of food waste diversion in residential high rise apartments and residential dwellings.
7. Commercial organic waste
In addition to expanding the reach of the Degraves Street Recycling Facility, investigate the establishment of a trial program where food organics are diverted from bin collections and sent to community centres before they spoil.
8. Electronic waste and hard waste recycling
Identify methods to improve the recovery of these materials and divert them from landfill.
9. A stronger emphasis on partnerships to establish shared facilities
Continue to establish shared hubs within existing commercial developments and investigate a requirement that new developments provide shared compactor facilities where appropriate.
10. Cardboard recovery
This includes building more flexibility into current contractual arrangements for the collection of central city cardboard.
Read the draft Integrated Waste Management Program to find out more about each initiative.
Five initiatives were introduced through the previous Program and it is proposed that these projects be further developed. These five initiatives are:
1. High rise recycling program
The installation of infrastructure, signage and accessible recycling collection services with a new focus on improving hard waste recycling.
2. Installation of compactors and recycling hubs
The continued clustering of waste and recycling facilities in specific locations as part of a precinct approach to waste management.
3. Degraves Street Recycling Facility
The expansion of the facility. This will include the collection of commercial organics from more premises as well as residents in the precinct.
4. Advanced waste treatment options
‘Waste to energy’ plants provide an alternative to landfill disposal. The new State Government has yet to make its view known about the viability of alternative waste disposal options.
5. Recycling rewards project
A continuation of programs that assist in improving recycling levels through education and incentives.