Cleanaway will provide essential waste services to over 160,000 South Australian residents after it was awarded the largest municipal contract in the state’s history.
The collaborative council contact includes end-to-end waste management services for the City of Port Adelaide Enfield, City of Marion, City of Adelaide and City of Charles Sturt.
According to Cleanaway General Manager Solid Waste Services Conan Hookings, Cleanaway will invest in 30 new staff and over 40 fleet assets to support the contract.
“Our brand-new collection fleet will be equipped with the Cleanaview fleet management system, which provides real-time data on collection services, enabling an online portal for residents to make requests and queries,” he said.
Under the waste services contract, Cleanaway will provide kerbside waste, recycling and organics collections out of its Port Adelaide and Lonsdale depots, while residual waste will be processed at Wingfield Resource Recovery Facility and Inkerman Landfill.
The seven plus three years contract also includes bulk bin, hard waste and street litter collection and processing.
“Our service will be supported by additional education resources to help residents put the right materials in the right bin to reduce contamination and improve recycling outcomes,” Mr Hookings said.
Electric collections vehicles are also set to be trialed in select council areas.
“These zero emissions trucks were rolled out in VIC and WA as early as last year, reducing carbon footprint and noise levels on the road without impacting service levels,” Mr Hookings added.
In welcoming the contact, Marion Mayor Kris Hanna said it demonstrates what can be achieved when councils work together.
“About 43,000 households will benefit in Marion from a greener, more efficient kerbside collection service that increases the focus on our community,” she said.
The new kerbside collection service will begin in Marion and Port Adelaide Enfield 1 May, followed by Adelaide City Council 1 July. Services in Charles Sturt will be rolled out 1 May 2021.