Waste management at the 2011 Local Government and Shires Associations of NSW

The LGSA Conference for 2011 was held in Nowra at the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre from Sunday 23rd October to Wednesday 26th October. Approximately 600 delegates from across NSW plus staff from 60 trade displays attended the event.

 

The conference was an opportunity to put in place best practise event waste management for both front of house facilities and back of house kitchen and food preparation areas. Resourcefull Recycling in partnership with Green Connect were engaged to manage waste for the conference. The aim was to maximise the recovery of resources and minimise waste to landfill.

 

The waste collected was divided into four streams:-

1. Landfill waste
2. Paper and cardboard
3. Mixed recycling – bottles, cans and plastic containers
4. Organic - Food and other compostable material

 

In order to assist in reducing waste to landfill, compostable paper plates, corn starch knives and forks were used as well as compostable paper cups, biodegradable plastic cups and recyclable plastic cups.

 

An onsite aerated compost system was supplied by “BiobiN” to compost these material plus all food preparation and residual food waste.

 

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The results from the
LGSA Conference

What waste was sent where;

Landfill                   3500 litres

Mixed recycling     3720 litres

Cardboard             7590 litres

Food & organics   4440 litres

 

 

Total waste   19250 litrtes
% recycled    82%

% to landfill   18%

 

BiobiN

 

The BiobiN with LGSA Conference contents arriving to be composted