South Australian councils are encouraged to apply for the complementary Council Modernisation and Kerbside Performance grants programs, assisting councils to implement sustainable waste systems.

Council Modernisation Grants

The Council Modernisation Grants Program aims to encourage local governments to improve performance in waste management and resource recovery through the introduction of innovative measures.

The funding is available to all South Australian councils and subsidiaries that manage waste, recycling and organics services for residential and small business ratepayers. 

This includes:

  •  Waste, recyclables and organics collected through kerbside collected bins
  • Hard waste collections 
  • Materials collected at drop-off facilities
  • Public place recycling (which is increasingly important as we transition to compostable takeaway products) 
  • Council-operated commercial services

Priority areas that are eligible for funding under this program include but are not limited to:

  • Maximising collection of food waste through kerbside systems
  • Using technology to innovate – software applications and infrastructure
  • Market research to assess ratepayer attitudes
  • Regional waste management plans updated to take into account South Australia’s Waste and Resource Recovery Plan

Guidelines and the online application forms for these programs are available here.

Applications must be lodged with Green Industries South Australia (GISA) no later than 5pm on Tuesday 21 December 2021. Late applications will not be accepted.

Kerbside Performance (Food Waste) Incentives Program

The Kerbside Performance Plus Food Organics Incentives Program assists councils to implement sustainable and efficient food organics recycling systems. 

It recognises that disposing food to landfill represents the loss of a potentially valuable resource and that when food organics are blended with kerbside green organic material, it improves the quality and nutrient value of the processed compost.

The grant program will provide councils with a one-off payment representing up to 50 per cent of the cost of containers and education material included with materials at the time of distribution, up to a maximum of $10 per tenement. 

GISA will meet 100 per cent of the cost of a roll of compostable bags delivered to all households in a geographic area using ventilated food waste systems.

Guidelines and the online application forms for these programs are available here.

Applications must be lodged with GISA no later than 5pm on Tuesday 21 December 2021. Late applications will not be accepted.

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