Gawler 2013-14 Annual Report - page 131

Town of GawlerAnnual Report 2013/14
Page131
introduction • summary • strategic directions •
statutory information
• index
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Material Recovery Facility (MRF)
During the past year, the kerbside collection contractor,
SITA Environmental, delivered toNAWMA a total of
20,885 tonnes of recyclables fromGawler, Playford and
Salisbury Councils. An additional 7,500 tonneswere
sourced from client or rural Councils.
In the same period, around 15,770 tonnes of mixed
paper productswere either exported or forwarded to
Visy’smills for processing. This generated a financial
return toNAWMA of $310,000. This return represented
a 30 per cent increase from the previous year, illustrating
the volatile nature of themarketplace for paper product.
MRF business opportunity
NAWMA and its constituent Councils recognise that
an opportunity exists for a far greater financial return
from the sale of recyclable product should theAuthority
operate theMRF in its own right.
Subsequently, a thorough investigationwas conducted
over the past two and a half years and the project has
now received all of the necessary approvals to proceed.
NAWMAwill commence operation of theMRF on 1
January 2017 on completion of the current contract
withVisy.
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