What methods of Waste Management are used in Camden?
The Waste Management Unit provides weekly domestic garbage and recycling service for all households. All domestic properties are entitled to two (2) free Kerbside Clean-Up services per financial year and domestic residential properties are also serviced with a weekly greenwaste service. All of the three bins are collected by a side-arm collection vehicle. In order to make the most of the resources we have, disposing of waste to garbage should be our last resort. Therefore, to allow for those residents in our community who produce less waste a range of bin sizes are available. These are 80 Litre, 120 Litre and 240 Litre bins.
What happens after collection?
Once the bins are collected the material is transported to Spring Farm Resource Recovery Park, operated by SITA Environmental Solutions. The ‘Facility' is know as an Alternate Waste Technology (AWT) Facility and is Australia's largest fully integrated waste management facility.
For more information about the facility visit: http://www.wsn.com.au/
What do you believe could be done to improve Waste Management by the community?
To do the simple things right, such as:
These simple steps would save time and money, resulting in a more efficient, cost effective service.
How will waste management change in the next 50 years in the Camden region?
Changes to bin design, collection methods, collection vehicles and improvements to disposal and recycling facilities will provide changes in the next 50 years for the waste industry.
Specifically, Camden Council has entered into a 15 year contract with SITA Environmental Solutions for the use of the Spring Farm Resource Recovery Park facility. After the 15 years discussions on new technology, facilities and operational efficiencies will occur.
How much Waste does the average person dispose of annually?
Is there anything more the Council could do to improve Waste Management?
Council has a responsibility to always look at different ways to improve. Investigation on new and improved operational collection, sustainable practices and resource recovery are done on a continuous basis. The decision to make improvements comes down to community need, effectiveness, efficiencies and cost-benefits.