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Sustainable Waste Management

Sustainable Waste Management
Worm Farms and Compost Bins

Sustainable Waste Management

Alexandrina Council’s waste management is guided by the waste management hierarchy (Zero Waste SA www.zerowaste.sa.gov.au/) and the dual objectives of the State Waste Strategy which are:

  1. to avoid and reduce waste
  2. to maximise the useful life of material through reuse and recycling.

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To achieve this goal Alexandrina Council has joined forces with the City of Victor Harbor, Kangaroo Island Council and District Council of Yankalilla to form the Fleurieu Regional Waste Authority (FRWA). FRWA is responsible for providing waste management services across the region. This includes the operation of waste and recycling depots, the provision of kerbside collection, public litter and event bins, plus community education and engagement activities.

Council supports and will track waste reduction progress against, the following targets contained in the SA Strategic Plan and South Australia’s Waste Strategy 2011-2015:

  • Reduce waste to landfill by 35% by 2020 (milestone of 25% by 2014) – 2002/03 baseline

We are proud to announce that we have met the 2014 target and we are on track to meet the 2020 target despite our constant population growth.

For more information please visit www.alexandrina.sa.gov.au/waste or the Fleurieu Regional Waste Authority webpage

Worm Farms and Compost Bins

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Alexandrina Council provides all residents with a 50% subsidy on the purchase of worm farms, compost bins, kitchen cadies and rolls of compostable liner bags. Community members can also book workshops at the Fleurieu Regional Waste Authority to learn more about organics recycling.

Compost stations and worm farms are a great way to reduce the waste that ends up as landfill.

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For more info visit the Fleurieu Regional Waste Authority page or download this fact sheet.

To purchase a worm farm or composting bin please visit our Goolwa Office.

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