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Regional waste management priorities and implementation plan (RWMP&IP)
The Regional waste management priorities and implementation plan (RWMP&IP) aimed to deal with the issue of waste management in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands (APY) lands of South Australia, by trialing different forms of waste management and resource recovery.
$600,000 of waste management and resource recovery trials were conducted in APY communities during 2009 and 2010, with the final project report being released in November 2011. The report highlights a number of immediate environmental risks and other legacy issues, such as:
- rubbish bins - sufficient rubbish bins must be available to cater for normal waste generation
- collection - rubbish must be collected with absolute regularity
- frequency of bin collection - bins must be collected frequently enough that they are not permitted to over-fill
- scheduled collection times - collection needs to occur on the same day each week, and preferably around the same time so people become accustomed to the routine
- landfills - must be closed to all members of the community and building contractors other than trained personnel
- recycling - waste minimisation principles must be implemented and incorporate waste separation at the house, school, community store and at the landfill.
The project was initiated by the Department of Premier and Cabinet, Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation Division, and funded by the Department of Social Services (previously known as the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs) and Zero Waste SA.
Abstract adapted from The Anangu Lands Paper Tracker
Zero Waste SA
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GPO Box 1047
Adelaide SA 5001
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A Prince Consulting, Davies Consulting Services (2011)
The rubbish report: waste management in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands (The APY Lands): past, present and future.
Sydney: A Prince Consulting