“One of our greatest challenges in the coming years is to learn to enjoy and manage the quality of our lives by wasting less and caring more.”
Minister for Sustainability, Environment and Conservation
South Australia’s Waste Strategy 2011-2015 reflects our common concern that we consume more and more resources to maintain a privileged lifestyle, and that we may do this at the expense of our environment and the wellbeing of future generations. It reflects our common desire to provide a future that can protect and manage our natural resources within a strong economy.
Over the last five years South Australia has established its place amongst the leaders in waste management reform and resource recovery in the nation. Our recycling rate is among the world’s best, but there is much more that we can do.
South Australia’s Waste Strategy 2011-2015
Recycling and Waste
District Council of Loxton Waikerie is implementing a new kerbside recycling and waste collection service from the 4th February 2013 to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill and its associated costs, together with the promotion of recycling within the District.
The kerbside recycling and waste collection service is provided by Trans Pacific Industries.
1x 140L kerbside bin for waste with a red lid
1x 240L kerbside bin for recycling and reuse with a yellow lid
1x240L kerbside bin for green organics with a green lid (residents will retain their existing bin)
Green Organics Bin
1 x 8L Kitchen Organics Basket and initially a roll of 150 compostable liner bags for Food Waste
Kitchen Organics Basket
Can I still go to Council’s Waste Transfer Stations?
Yes. The Loxton, Waikerie and Moorook Waste Transfer Stations are available to take waste that can’t be disposed of in the kerbside collection. Information about opening hours is on the back page of your Kerbside Collection Calendar, together with details of Acceptable and Unacceptable waste.
Locations and Opening Times of Transfer Stations
Asbestos Disposal Procedure (Loxton Transfer Station only)
For infomation on Asbestos please refer to the FAQs Asbestos article
Green waste may be disposed of at NO COST.
Commercial and Industrial Collections
Council will introduce a residential kerbside waste and recycling collection service from 4 February 2013.
Effective 3 February 2013, Council will not collect waste from business, commercial or industrial properties, schools or hospitals irrespective of location. The primary reason for this is that in most cases the volume, nature or type of waste produced by these types of properties will be greater than the service provided by Council can accommodate. That means that you will not be provided with the new bins when they are rolled out in December, nor will you be levied the annual waste charge.
Prior to 4 February 2013, all business, commercial or industrial properties, schools and hospitals will need to make their own arrangements for the collection and disposal of waste. Waste can be disposed of at Council's Waste Transfer Stations at Loxton, Waikerie and Moorook during their hours of operation.
There are a range of private waste collection contractors that operate within the region that can offer a service tailored to meet your waste generation needs eg.
Riverland Litter Service 8588 2882
Transpacific 8344 0900
In the event that you consider your business, commercial or industrial property, school or hospital waste volumes can be met within the capacity of Council's kerbside waste and recycling service as listed above, Council will provide you an opportunity to opt in to the Council provided service following an assessment of the volume, type and nature of your waste stream by Council.
The indicative cost of the Council provided service is $246 (3 bin service) and $195 (2 bin service) per annum charged quarterly on your rate's notice or as an annual fee for a business owner in rented premises.
If you consider your waste volumes can be managed via the Council service, please complete the "Opt in" application below and return to Council by no later than Friday 21 December 2012 following which you will be contacted by a Council representative to review suitability.
For further information please contact Robyn Cusick or Chris Fels on 8584 8000.
Director Infrastructure Services
Getting to the bottom of nappy disposal..........!
Some environmental facts:
Every child wearing disposable nappies will contribute 1-2 tonnes of waste to landfill over their lifetime
Each year 800 million disposable nappies are dumped in landfill in Australia, comprising an estimated 5% of landfill content
Disposable nappies produce 2.3 times more waste water (when being made) adn 60 times more solid waste than washable nappies
It takes one full cup of crude oil to make the plastic for 1 disposable nappy
Disposable nappies use 3.5 times more energy, 90 times more renewable materials than washable nappies and 8 times more non renewable raw materials
Consider the alternatives......
Council participates in the drumMUSTER program at the Mackey Road Landfill site in Loxton and Maggea Road Waste Transfer Station at Waikerie. For further information, refer to the FAQs drumMuster article.