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Electric vehicles prepare to sweep clean in South Australia

More than 160,000 residents across the South Australian cities of Port Adelaide Enfield, Marion, Adelaide and Charles Sturt will receive an improved council service following the award of SA’s largest ever municipal contract to Cleanaway.

Electric collections vehicles will be trialled in selected council areas reducing carbon footprint and noise levels on the road without impacting service levels.

Marion mayor Kris Hanna said, “This demonstrates what can be achieved when councils work together. About 43,000 households will benefit in Marion from a greener, more efficient kerbside collection service that increases the focus on our community.”

Real-time data

Cleanaway will be providing kerbside waste, recycling and organics collections out of our Port Adelaide and Lonsdale depots while residual waste will be processed at Wingfield Resource Recovery Facility and Inkerman Landfill.

The contract also includes bulk bin, hard waste and street litter collection and processing and the company will provide additional education resources to help residents put the right materials in the right bin to reduce contamination and improve recycling outcomes.

“Our new collection fleet will be equipped with the Cleanaview fleet management system which provides real-time data on collection services, enabling an online portal for residents to make requests and queries,” Cleanaway general manager solid waste services Conan Hookings said.

The new kerbside collection service will begin in Marion and Port Adelaide Enfield on May 1 followed by Adelaide City Council in 1 July 1 while services in Charles Sturt will be rolled out in May 1, 2021.

City of Sydney extended contract

Cleanaway will also be providing residents of the City of Sydney South with general and hard waste collection services under a 10-year contract extension with council. The company will now be providing essential waste services including commingled and green waste recycling to the entire City of Sydney, both North and South, as it was previously known.

To support the additional services, seven vehicles and 21 staff have been added to Cleanaway’s Hillsdale Depot, making it a total of 86 employees servicing the city.