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East Waste is the trading name of the Eastern Waste Management Authority. The Authority was established according to the Local Government Act 1999 as a regional subsidiary of six councils – Adelaide Hills Council; City of Burnside; Campbelltown City Council; City of Norwood, Payneham & St Peters; City of Mitcham; and the Corporation of the Town of Walkerville (called member councils).

East Waste is governed by a board, with a director from each member council, and communicates with its member councils in various ways.

East Waste is administered in accordance with the Local Government Act, the Authority’s Charter, and various policies and codes.


East Waste’s Charter outlines our role and key functions – the collection and disposal of waste and recycling in an environmentally responsible, effective, efficient, economic and competitive manner. The Charter also covers educational responsibilities for both councils and the community as well as the procedures and policies surrounding board powers, meetings, reporting and general management of the Authority. The current version of the Charter for East Waste was gazetted on 24 September 2015. Click here to download a copy of the Charter.

Local Government Act 1999

Our Charter sits within the broader context of the Local Government Act, which is designed to promote better government; encourage community participation in local government; and provide an effective, efficient and accountable system. It also encourages local governments to provide appropriate and ecologically-sustainable services. The Audit and Risk Management Committee was established according to the Act to review East Waste’s accounting and financial management systems as well as annual financial statements and liaise with external auditors.

Policies and codes

East Waste has developed various codes of conduct and policies to help the organisation run smoothly, guide the Board and staff, and be transparent with the communities we serve.

Remuneration Policy for the Chair of the Board, Reimbursement of Expenses Policy for the Chair of the Board

Code of Conduct, Directors, Complaint Handling Policy, Register of Interests

Code of Practice – Meeting procedure and Public Access to Meetings and Documents

Sales and Disposal of Land and Other Assets Policy

Purchase of Goods and Services Policy

Privacy Policy – for websites


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