Sixteen projects have received government grants of $2.17 million to improve the infrastructure of South Australia’s waste industry, creating more than 48 new jobs.
Priority has been given to projects which recover materials banned from landfill, such as vegetative matter collected by councils and plastic packaging.
Some of the grants will fund equipment and systems such as:
- Advanced sorting equipment/system or technology to reduce processing residuals and increase the range of materials recovered
- Equipment to remove contamination through automated systems for higher value compost and fertiliser products from organic waste processing;
- Balers and other equipment to enable compacted materials to be more efficiently transported.
The $2.17 million in grants announced includes 16 projects with a total value of $8.79 million.
The funding, offered by Green Industries SA, is from a four-year $26 million investment of waste levy funds in programmes that will increase the capacity of recycling systems and reprocessing infrastructure, the management of household hazardous waste and innovative solutions for problematic waste.
“South Australians are great recyclers and our state continues to lead the country in resource recovery and waste diversion, achieving the highest diversion rate in Australia,” Environment Minister Ian Hunter said.
Fleurieu Regional Waste Authority – $150,000 for in-vessel composting on Kangaroo IsIand
Fleurieu Regional Waste Authority – $83,500 for an autobaler on Kangaroo Island
Mid Murray Council – $47,600 for a transfer station at Bowhill
District Council of Elliston – $70,000 for a Resource Recovery Centre at Elliston
District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula – $32,250 for a mobile baler at Cummins transfer station
District Council of Streaky Bay – $16,600 for a salvage shed at the existing Streaky Bay transfer station
Adelaide Hills Recycling – $150,000 for a ballistic separator (Strathalbyn)
Agricycling – $150,000 to improve recovery rates of agricultural plastics (Mallala)
Jeffries Group – $272,500 for an organics granulating fertiliser project (Buckland Park)
Peats Group Ltd – $150,000 for recovery of organics from packaged waste (Langhorne Creek)
Peats Group Ltd – $300,000 resource recovery facility for Upper Spencer Gulf (Port Augusta)
Polybags Pty Ltd – $145,000 for Bio Plastics manufacturing in SA (Netley)
Reclaim PV – $79,000 for a pyrolysis furnace to recycle photovoltaic panels (Dudley Park)
SA Group Enterprises – $150,000 for e-waste and mattress recycling (Underdale)
Trident Plastics – $150,000 for a plastic recycling and palletisation plant (Kilburn)
VISY Recycling – $225,000 for optimised glass recovery and recycling (Wingfield)