Council has developed a five-year Waste and Resource Recovery Strategy which aims to achieve a 50% diversion of waste from landfill by 2024 and the continuous improvement in the way Council manages the waste generated within the community.
In 2017 and 2018, Council undertook work to understand the public value of its waste services. Identified through the research, waste management services are recognised within the community as being co-produced with Council. In other words, the success of waste management relies on community member contribution. It was discovered during this research that typically individuals genuinely wanted to do the right thing for waste disposal but there were barriers in doing this effectively.
To be in the best position to divert waste from landfill and reduce barriers for community contribution, Council intends to introduce progressive ways to manage waste to landfill through the strategy focus areas of: Materials Recovery; Education; Environmental Compliance and Value-for-Money.
More information can be found by reading Council’s Waste and Resource Recovery Strategy.