Adelaide Hills to participate in Circular Waste Trial

​The Adelaide Hills Council is one of nine local councils that will participate in a pilot Circular Procurement Trial, whereby a commitment is made to prioritise the purchase of goods with recycled content.

The aim of the pilot project is to increase market demand locally for recycled content products and materials, and provide stability and ongoing markets for recyclable material that our residents place in their kerbside recycling bins.

Products and materials where Council will prioritise recycled material include office stationery/paper, fixtures such as street furniture, bollards, and fencing, construction materials, and compost.

This pilot project aligns with Council's recently adopted Resource Recovery and Recycling Strategy, which identifies the need to work towards a circular economy through sustainable procurement in relation to developing and supporting local and national recycling markets.

AHC CEO Andrew Aitken signs the agreement