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Recycling

Did you watch the 60 minutes report on Recycling on Sunday 14 April? Let us give a good news story to how we deal with recycling locally.

Did you watch the 60 minutes report on Recycling on Sunday 14 April? Let us give a good news story to how we deal with recycling locally.

We can confirm that our waste service provider, FRWA (Fleurieu Regional Waste Authority) or one of their member Councils, has at no point sent recyclables to landfill.

It has been a tough year for FRWA with the “China Sword Policy” and then with the temporary closure of their recycling provider SKM Recycling.

With the changes to the global and national market for recyclables following the China Sword Policy, FRWA was able to maintain the conditions of its contractual arrangements with their contractor SKM over that whole time period.

In February 2019 FRWA needed to activate their backup plan activated when SKM facilities were temporarily closed under VIC EPA and SA EPA orders on 18 Feb 19.

Since this time FRWA’s recyclables are being transported to the Northern Adelaide Waste Management Authority (NAWMA) Resource Recovery Centre. and processed at their Edinburgh facility; this transition was seamless and occurred without any interruptions to their services

NAWMA direct about 80 per cent of materials to domestic re-manufacturing facilities and aim to have 100 per cent of materials reprocessed within Australia by 2020.

We can expand on NAWMA’s current processing practices ….

What is NAWMA doing with your plastic?

Plastics are sorted into polymer types, then baled and send to Recycled Plastics Australia (Kilburn, SA) where they are washed granulated and chipped, The plastic is then moulded into new plastic products including bollards, outdoor furniture and playground equipment.

What is NAWMA doing with your paper?

After being cleaned and sorted, the resources are sent to Norske Skog (Albury, NSW) to be made into newspapers such as The Advertiser: Check out the video here:

What is NAWMA doing with your glass?

A recent grant funding received will allow for more glass to be recovered for recycling into glass bottles and small glass fines to be used for bedding sand in footpaths and roads.

What is NAWMA doing with metals?

Metals are collected and separated (mostly by magnets), then baled and sent to SIMS Metal recycling facility in Wingfield, SA to be re-manufactured into new metal products.

Despite us leading the way here in SA, we still need to avoid, reduce and reuse as much as we can and make sure we purchase and use recycled products to ensure we sustain a market for recycled products. In doing so we create a circular economy.

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1 Charles Street

PO Box 9

Yankalilla SA 5203

Tel: 08 8558 0200

Fax: 08 8558 2022

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