Gawler 2012-13 Annual Report - page 137

Town of Gawler Annual Report 2012/13
Page 137
introduction • summary • strategic directions •
statutory information
• index
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Performance Report 2013
After a lengthy approval and construction phase,
the new Resource Recovery Centre (RRC) was
finally open for business on 19 November 2012.
The facility incorporates a public Waste Transfer
Station and Salvage & Save retail outlet.
The Honourable Ian Hunter MLC, Minister for
Sustainability, Environment and Conservation,
officially opened the centre on 25 March 2013.
The operations agreement between NAWMA
and Finding Workable Solutions for management
of the RRC has proven to be a sound and
functional document. This contractual
arrangement between a Local Government
organisation and a social enterprise firm is a first
for South Australia.
A key performance indicator for the RRC is the
reduction of waste from landfill through efficient
and effective resource recovery activities. At the
completion of the financial year, the following was
achieved:
47 tonnes of material was salvaged and sold
in the shop;
93 tonnes of steel was collected and sold;
1,959 mattresses were processed;
59 tonnes of recyclables (cardboard, plastic,
mattress foam, car batteries) were marketed;
and
200 tonnes of electronic waste was recycled.
To the end of 30 June 2013, a total of 5,110
paying customers accessed the facility delivering
evenly between green waste and general waste.
RESOURCE RECOVERY CENTRE
Guests at the opening of the new Resource Recovery Centre
LEFT: The Salvage & Save retail outlet
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