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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, 27 September 2019.