East Waste is a waste and resource recovery collection service and is a subsidiary of the Cities of Burnside, Campbelltown, Mitcham, Norwood, Payneham & St Peters and Prospect, the Town of Walkerville and the Adelaide Hills Council.
The Energy Project has a strong partnership with East Waste which demonstrates a holistic approach to energy management across a small organisation. This has encompassed an energy review, tariff analysis, lighting upgrade, solar power and an electric vehicle and charging station.
The Energy Project initially undertook an energy review of the East Waste depot. The review identified cost-effective opportunities to reduce energy costs and greenhouse emissions.
As a next step, The Energy Project undertook a feasibility assessment of an electric waste collection truck. This assessment was favourable, and East Waste will take possession of South Australia’s first fully electric-powered waste collection truck in February 2020.
A 36kW solar power system has been installed and will offset electricity consumption from the truck, while a $20K lighting upgrade will reduce energy costs in the offices and workshop.
Overall, this represents a significant, cost-effective reduction in ongoing energy costs and emissions for East Waste.