Inner West Council in Western Sydney, New South Wales, will roll out food organics recycling to all households within the next four years, becoming the first inner Sydney council to make the commitment.
Inner West Council has rolled out food recycling into every apartment in the Inner West in the past two years. The service is operating in over 1100 buildings that include over 22,700 apartments.
The scheme has recycled 879 tonnes of food waste, avoiding the emissions of more than 1845 tonnes of CO2, the equivalent of powering 735 average Inner West homes for a year.
Councillor Mat Howard said this is the next step in Council’s Inner West war initiatives, aimed at eliminating the 40 per cent of waste in residential garbage bins that is currently made up of organics that could be otherwise recycled.
“Reducing food waste is one of the most important things we can do to reverse global warming,” Howard said.
“Food waste also has a huge impact on people’s hip pockets, with the Government estimating it costs the Australian economy $20 billion each year.”
This follows the development of a single food recycling service and proposed Southern Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (SSROC) food recycling transfer station by the Inner West Council.
To learn more about Inner West Council waste initiatives, click here.