About the manual
Organic waste represents a significant proportion of Australia's waste and contributes to greenhouse gas emissions. One objective of the National Waste Policy: Less waste, more resources is to enhance biodegradable (organic) resource recovery and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from landfills. To support this objective, the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities commissioned the Food and Garden Organics Best Practice Collection Manual.
The Food and Garden Organics Best Practice Collection Manual addresses each step in the consideration, planning and implementation of an organics collection scheme, from investigating the right type of systems to adopt, through to scheme roll out and ongoing monitoring and evaluation of scheme performance.
The manual highlights the importance of effective communication and public engagement and the need to monitor and evaluate schemes to achieve the best result.
The manual was developed in consultation with key stakeholders and with input from a working group, with members from state governments, local government associations, waste contractors and local councils
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