26 September 2023

Rubbish bin trials a first for the city

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The City of Adelaide has launched what it has declared Australia’s largest green bin trial in a retail precinct.

Working with the Green Industries SA and the Adelaide Economic Development Agency and launched by Lord Mayor Sandy Verschoor and Minister for Environment Susan Close, the city’s leaders said that for the first time, designated green organic bins had been introduced into Rundle Mall to take away food scraps and compostable materials.

“The City of Adelaide has a vision to be the first zero-waste city in Australia and initiatives like the green organics bin trial will go a long way to helping us achieve that goal,” Lord Mayor Verschoor said.

“Adelaide is already the first South Australian Council to be entirely powered by renewable energy and now we are leading the nation with these new bin systems” she said.

“This 12-month pilot program demonstrates how Council is taking significant steps to protect our environment.”

The Minister for Environment Susan Close said it was a powerful choice for people to use the green bin for all their food and organic waste.

“Every scrap of food, every piece of compostable packaging that we send to compost helps combat climate change,” Ms Close said.

“Clear signage on these bins in Rundle Mall will make sure we all know which bin to use for food waste, and that’s the green bin,” she said.

The year-long trial is designed to see six new multi-bin systems installed at specific locations along the entire stretch of Rundle Mall.

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