South Australia’s waste management and recycling sector will get a $1.7 million boost with the state government approving a range of projects to help reduce the amount of household waste sent to landfill.
The funding delivered through Green Industries SA will assist councils to upgrade and modernise waste collection and recycling services.
Adelaide Plains and Light Regional councils are two of 22 regional councils that will benefit from transport subsidies, which will support councils’ recycling efforts by offsetting some of the extra costs associated with processing and transporting collected recyclables.
Minister for Environment and Water David Speirs said improved waste management was not only good for the environment, but also contributed to South Australia’s economic growth by creating jobs and developing new business opportunities to recycle and reuse resources.
“High transport costs for recycling in regional areas has long been recognised as a barrier,” Minister Speirs said.
“Regional councils will benefit from transport subsidies to support their continued recycling efforts by offsetting some of the extra costs associated with processing and transporting collected recyclables.”