Waste management is a key sustainability issue for the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters.
Did you know...Last year the Council collected around 7,000 tonnes of general waste, 5,000 tonnes of organic waste and 3,500 tonnes of recyclables from the kerbside.
What happens to our recyclables
Recyclables are taken to a Material Recovery Facility in Victoria for processing. Once processed, the material is sold to various companies within Australia and overseas, for recycling and reuse.
The Council receives a rebate for every tonne of material received. Having the rebate in place provides a strong financial incentive for the Council to ensure that recoverable materials are not sent to landfill, where it costs substantially more per tonne to dispose.
What happens to our green organics
Green organics are taken to Jefferies Compost in Wingfield where it is turned into soil and compost. This is a good example of a successful, local, circular economy.
The cost for the Council to dispose of green waste at Jeffries is approximately 75% cheaper than the cost of disposing of waste to landfill. Accordingly, there is a strong financial incentive for the Council to continue to encourage the diversion of green waste away from landfill.
What happens to our residual waste
Residual waste is taken to Cleanaway’s transfer station in Wingfield. It is then compacted and transported to Cleanaway’s Inkerman landfill, located 85 km from Adelaide, where it is deposited into sealed cells with the landfill.
Landfilled material is compacted to maximise space and is covered with soil on a regular basis to minimise litter and pest issues. Leachate captured in the cell drainage system is pumped into evaporation ponds. Methane is extracted from the cells and is used to power the self-sufficient extraction system.
Inkerman landfill was awarded the Landfill Excellence Award at the 2015 Waste Management Association of Australia Awards.
Waste, recycling & organics collection
The Council provides a range of waste related services for its citizens. These services include:
- kerbside household waste collection
- hard rubbish, e-waste and hazardous waste collection events
- street sweeping
- kitchen organics service.
To find out more, visit: Waste & Recycling
Online A to Z Recycling Guide
The Council has developed an easy to use online A to Z Recycling Guide to help you correctly dispose of a range of common household waste and recyclable items.
Browse or search the A to Z Recycling Guide and click on the name of an item to get the correct disposal information.
From televisions, washing machines and smoke alarms to shampoo containers, toothpaste tubes and vacuum cleaner dust, the Recycling Guide lists many items that can easily be diverted from landfill.
Visit: A to Z Recycling Guide