Commercial Precinct Food Waste Pilot

The Commercial Precinct Food Waste Pilot (the Pilot) aims to introduce new services for segregated food waste collections in precincts that predominantly deal with the manufacture or retail of food items.

The Pilot is an initiative under the Commercial Food Waste Incentives Program. Under this program, Zero Waste SA pays a financial incentive to waste collection companies to encourage business to introduce a food waste recycling service.

Precincts offer a great opportunity to explore cost and performance efficiencies in waste management due to the close proximity of traders, space constraints for back of house waste management, business associations, an ethic of the businesses working together, and high profile of such locations.

Zero Waste SA is working in partnership with two councils, the Cities of Charles Sturt and Unley, with commercial precincts that have the potential to divert large volumes of food waste from landfill. 

As part of the Pilot Zero Waste SA will provide waste assessments at the beginning, during and end of the pilot. Funding is also provided for food waste services collected during the Pilot.

Promotional and educational materials are also part of the roll out to support the introduction of the food waste services. These provide information on use of the system and public information on the initiative targeted at key sectors or industry groups.

Further information: Jessica Wundke 0411 653 179 or