Identified Issues

by M. Robertson, 01 Sep 2016
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The Pilot identified issues with fortnightly collections as well as solutions to those issues. This report
details a strategy for the successful introduction of a fortnightly kerbside collection schedule across
the FRWA mainland area, which is based on the outcomes of the Pilot. The following issues were
identified by the Pilot and are addressed in this implementation program, with associated budget
implications:
  • Large households and households that produce nappies – to be addressed with changes to FRWA’s existing additional bin policy.
  • Holiday homes – holiday home owners have stated that weekly collections of general waste are necessary over the full six weeks of the summer school holidays. Changes to FRWA’s additional bin policy, to allow a seasonal payment, are also proposed to assist holiday home owners. The practicalities of a paid on‐demand pick up service and a ‘put your bins away’ service are also considered.
  • Households that don’t already have a recycling or green waste bin – it is proposed to offer a temporary subsidy for bin purchases during the introduction period of a permanent fortnightly kerbside collection schedule.
  • The introduction of a kerbside green waste service in DC Yankalilla is essential to the successful implementation of mainland fortnightly general waste collections.
  • For rural households that remain without kerbside green waste services, the provision of subsidised composting equipment (compost bins and worm farms) and education is essential.
  • Provision of benchtop kitchen caddies ‐ whilst this is not essential to the success of fortnightly collections, the kitchen caddies trialled during the Pilot proved very popular. It is proposed to offer subsidised caddies to ratepayers who wish to collect one from a convenient location and also to hand out free caddies to ratepayers who participate in education sessions. Consideration is also given to the on‐going provision of compostable bags.
  • Education – a comprehensive education program is essential to the success of such a significant change to waste collections. The education program includes costings for FRWA to produce educational materials (brochures etc.), to cover staff to answer enquiries (telephone, email and letter) and run education sessions, and to cover a broad range of media advertising.
  • Administration – additional funding is also required to cover administration costs, for activities such as additional bin program administration, bin sales and caddy provision, as well as ongoing liaison with council customer service staff.


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