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Local council wins award for innovative waste collection

A local council in the western region of Melbourne has won an Award for Excellence for its use of digital mapping for waste collection.

Brimbank City Council has won an LGPro 2021 Award for Excellence in the category of Innovative Management for its Optimising Waste Collection initiative.

The top 10 local government projects from across Victoria were announced at a special awards ceremony on 25 February.

Council introduced digital mapping for waste collection to replace its outdated paper-based system in August 2018.

The all-in-one digital solution not only replaced cumbersome paper-based mapping and procedures with GPS-like mapping, an event log and digital forms, it used technology to improve waste collection driver safety.

“Council’s optimising waste collection initiative has resulted in a mobile solution that has delivered Brimbank a smarter, and more efficient waste collection process that is constantly evolving to match both the drivers’ and the community’s needs,” Brimbank Mayor, Ranka Rasic said.

“This prestigious award recognises the hard work and innovation that is at the forefront of all we do at Brimbank.”

The project resulted in significant savings, improved efficiency and is helping reduce waste-stream contamination.

The LGPro Annual Awards for Excellence celebrate the outstanding work being undertaken and delivered by individuals and teams working in Local Government across Victoria. Now in their 17th year, they are the key awards for the sector.

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