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where did the trial run?
December 2014 to 30 March 2015, Council trialled a weekly collection of
residential kerbside green organic bins in North Adelaide.
the trial, residents in North Adelaide could place their organics (lime green
lid) bin on the kerbside for collection every Monday until 30 March 2015. All
other aspects of the waste and recycling collection service remained the same.
we run the trial?
currently provides a fortnightly organics collection service. Half of the
contents of an average household waste (red lid) bin is food waste or garden
purpose of the trial was to help determine if a more frequent kerbside organics
collection service increases the amount of food waste diverted from waste bins.
The trial will assess whether a weekly organics collection can help us to
achieve targets in Council’s Waste Management Action Plan 2011-2015 by
diverting more organics from the waste (red lid) bin to be recycled to produce
- To recycle 50% of kerbside
waste by 2015 on the way to 60% by 2020; and
- Increase participation in
kerbside green organics services to 25% by 2015.
Feedback and Evaluation
the pilot North Adelaide residents were invited to provide their comments to
assist Council with the evaluation of this project. Initial comments were
sought during December 2014 and then post pilot comments in March 2015. The feedback
provided will assist to inform us of the community’s views on Council’s green
organics services and their likely usage of a weekly green organics collection