Gawler 2013-14 Annual Report - page 146

Town of GawlerAnnual Report 2013/14
Page146
Future Directions
The RegionalWasteManagement Strategy (RWMS)
identifies a number of priorities to be actioned over the
next five years in support of twomajor objectives,which
are to:
1. minimise recoverable resources disposed to landfill;
and
2. maintain sustainable residual wastemanagement
processes.
NAWMA’s new priorities for action include:
designing, building and installing a newMaterial
Recovery Facility (MRF) plant for operation by
NAWMA in January 2017;
employing specialist staff to facilitate the transition
from a contractor operated to aNAWMA operated
MRF;
determining themost economic and environmentally
sustainable use of landfill gas;
planning and preparing for NAWMA to staff the
Waste Processing Facility (in lieu of contractors)
effective from January 2017 as approved by the
Board;
designing and building the new Environment
EducationCentre to be self-contained and include
new interactive displays;
planning and implementing a household flexible
plastics trial in preparation for receiving thismaterial
in the fortnightly kerbside recycling collection service
on a regional scale in January 2017; and
monitoring existing contractual arrangements on a
nationwide scale and embracing innovations and
improvements that can be incorporated inNAWMA’s
future contracts
A comprehensive list of priorities is available by viewing
the RWMS on theNAWMAwebsite.
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