Gawler 2013-14 Annual Report - page 136

Town of GawlerAnnual Report 2013/14
introduction • summary • strategic directions •
statutory information
• index
Garden and Food Organics Collection and Processing
In the reporting period, therewas a 13 per cent increase
in organics collected from the kerbside. A total of
18,763 tonneswere collected from households, an
increase of 2,173 tonnes. At 30 June 2014, 43.4 per
cent of households in the region participated in this
voluntary service inwhich residents register and provide
their ownMGB.
In addition, 10,800 tonnes of organics comprising street
sweepings, stormwater silt and bulk garden organics
were collected at the SalisburyWasteTransfer Station
andNAWMA’s Resource Recovery Centre. Thiswas
an increase of 58 per cent over the previous year. The
organicmaterial was delivered to Jeffries for processing.
It is encouraging to see the increase in tonnages
collected, particularly as it is amajor objective of
NAWMA to reduce carbon emissions from its landfill by
re-directing organics to recycling.
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