CONGRATULATIONS SOUTHERN FLEURIEU – You are REDUCING WASTE AND RECYCLING MORE
SOUTHERN FLEURIEU AND KANGAROO ISLAND COMMUNITIES WORKING TO WASTE LESS
Through best practice services FRWA achieved a 66% diversion of waste away from landfill in 2018 which follows the trend started in previous years, and is a 3% increase to the previous financial year.
The annual statistics collated by FRWA, which provides kerbside bin collection and operates the three Waste and Recycling Depots on the mainland and the Kangaroo Island Resource Recovery Centre (KIRRC), showed a slight downward trend in total waste in Alexandrina Council, City of Victor Harbor and District Council Yankalilla and only a slight increase for Kangaroo Island Council.
Over the last 12 months FRWA delivered approximately 1.7 million kerbside bin pickups across all four Councils in the southern Fleurieu region, collecting-:
- 12,058t of general waste which is disposed of in landfill;
- 4,528t of greenwaste which is mulched;
- 4,658t of comingled dry recyclables which is recycled.
56.9% of all waste generated in the southern Fleurieu was managed through FRWA’s Waste and Recycling Depots, which achieved a diversion rate of 82.8% of waste from landfill and into various recycling streams with -:
- 3,900t of greenwaste processed into mulch,
- 8,900t of rock and inert construction waste processed into road base,
- 1,100t of scrap metal diverted to recyclers,
- 2,018 mattresses (37% increase to 2016/17) stripped with metal springs recovered for recycling,
- 35,000 litres of waste oil (28% increase to 2016/17) collected and diverted to recyclers,
- 616kg of light globes (70% increase to 2016/17),
- 15t batteries (88% increase to 2016/17), and
- 11t of DrumMuster containers diverted to recyclers.
“The disposal of solid waste general waste from residents and businesses has traditionally involved disposal to landfill. There has, at least until recent times, been a mentality that as waste was taken from our doorsteps and disposed of at landfills, hidden away from community lines of sight; it did not really affect us. That option is now recognised as being dated, unsustainable and, in SA, expensive because of the landfill levy that our communities bear for each tonne of waste disposed to landfill.” wrote Michael Kelledy, Chairperson, FRWA in the 2018 Annual Report.
The FRWA Board acknowledges the support of and efforts our local communities make to recycle more and assist us in achieving these results.