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Environment Protection Authority – Councils compulsory Recycling Reports due in September - Circular 34.3

To Chief Executive Officer
Environment Staff
Recycling - Waste Management
Sustainability Officers
Date 20 August 2019
Contact Emily Heywood-Smith
Email: emily.heywoodsmith@lga.sa.gov.au
Response Required Yes Respond By 27 September 2019
Summary Under the SA Environment Protection (Used Packaging Materials) Policy, all councils that provide kerbside recycling facilities for their communities are required to provide a recycling report to the EPA by 27 September 2019. Details and report templates for use by councils are attached to this Circular.

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has forwarded information to the LGA regarding reporting requirements for councils under the Australian Packaging Covenant (APC) in South Australia.  Through the APC, SA’s Environment Protection (Used Packaging Materials) Policy was adopted in 2012. 

The EPP requires councils to submit the following recycling statistics.

Reporting Obligations

A council that has, during a financial year or any part of a financial year, operated a kerbside recycling collection service must, at the end of that financial year, provide the following information:

(a)   The number of residential and non-residential premises in the Council’s area;

(b)   The number of residential and non-residential premises in the Council’s area that were covered by the service;

(c)   The participation rate for the service;

(d)   The fee charged by the Council in respect of the service;

(e)   The total weight of each recyclable material collected;

(f)     The total weight of each recyclable material collected that was then disposed of to landfill.

The following documents are attached:

  • Letter to councils from the EPA advising of the reporting requirement;
  • Annual Recycling Report by Local Government Authorities User Guide;
  • Annual Recycling Report by Local Government Authorities Report Template. 

Letter from EPA(56 kb) Report Template(72 kb) User Guide(81 kb)

Each council report will need to be either faxed to Kerryn Suthern on (08) 8124 4673 or emailed to kerryn.suthern@sa.gov.au by Friday, 27 September 2019

 

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