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Be part of a new Gawler recycling trial!

The Northern Adelaide Waste Management Authority (NAWMA) and VISY Industries are working to devise a program which will remove soft plastics from the waste stream. The program will look at how soft plastics can be placed in the yellow lid recycling bin in a separate, clearly marked plastic bag. This special bag will allow sorters at the recycling facility to remove the bags and their contents for recycling. The strength of the bags needs to be tested to ensure breakages will not occur before and during travel to the facility.

This trial will also allow VISY and NAWMA staff to fine-tune the system and start to measure how much soft plastic could be diverted from landfill.

Some dates are yet to be confirmed, however, the trial will involve you collecting your soft plastics starting now, put them in special bags that will be available around late June, for the 1 day trial mid-July.

Want to get involved?

If you live in the Gawler region and want to get involved in this initial trial please contact Paul Koch -Town of Gawler Councillor, by a text on 0431 866 586 or e-mail or Emily Griffiths, NRC Coordinator at

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