Recycling food and other green waste at home

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Project Information

We actively engaged with residents during June and July 2023 to hear their thoughts about recycling food and other green organics waste. Responses will be used to help inform and explore future education programs and possible service innovations for residential waste and recycling collections.


Project Update

Thank you for participating in the recycling food and other green waste at home community consultation. We value your input and have listened to the feedback provided via Your Say, surveys, doorstep chats and focus groups. We learned that City of Adelaide residents are generally open to  service innovations and to work together to achieve higher food waste diversion outcomes.

Informed by your input, the City of Adelaide is planning a small scale pilot which aims to test a number of service innovations for residents in city laneways. In the coming months, we will engage with selected households for further feedback and the next steps. 

If you have any further comments or questions, please email us at sustainability@cityofadelaide.com.au.

Project Information

We actively engaged with residents during June and July 2023 to hear their thoughts about recycling food and other green organics waste. Responses will be used to help inform and explore future education programs and possible service innovations for residential waste and recycling collections.


Project Update

Thank you for participating in the recycling food and other green waste at home community consultation. We value your input and have listened to the feedback provided via Your Say, surveys, doorstep chats and focus groups. We learned that City of Adelaide residents are generally open to  service innovations and to work together to achieve higher food waste diversion outcomes.

Informed by your input, the City of Adelaide is planning a small scale pilot which aims to test a number of service innovations for residents in city laneways. In the coming months, we will engage with selected households for further feedback and the next steps. 

If you have any further comments or questions, please email us at sustainability@cityofadelaide.com.au.

Consultation has concluded
  • Background

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    • The City of Adelaide received State Government support to engage with selected residents about food and green organics waste at home.
    • We know residents experience different waste and recycling challenges depending on their premise location, configuration, and size.
    • The City of Adelaide has a vision to be a zero avoidable waste to landfill city. To realise this vision the City has an action plan to reduce food waste generation and increase diversion of food scraps from landfill by 50 per cent.
    • Overall, we actively engaged with between 60 – 80 households and responses will help inform future education programs and possible service innovations for residential kerbside waste and recycling collections.
    • Information collected was de-identified, aggregated, and analysed for trends.