Maintaining the Coffs Coast as a regional
leader in innovative waste management is the aim of a draft strategy that will
be out for public exhibition for 28 days from September 28 to October 25.
Since 2002, Coffs Harbour City,
Bellingen Shire and Nambucca Shire Councils have been working collaboratively –
as Coffs Coast Waste Services (CCWS) - to provide a regional and progressive
approach to waste management for their communities.
“The innovations that CCWS has
achieved – particularly the three-bin household system to separate recyclables,
organics and general waste - have proved to be so successful that we now enjoy
one of the highest recycling rates in the state,” said Coffs Harbour Mayor, Councillor
“We now want to cement the
region’s position as a leader in recycling, diverting waste from landfill and
in conserving our resources, plus we want to maintain the very important
community focus in waste management that we have so we can continue to deliver
social, environmental and economic benefits to the region.”
The Draft Coffs Coast Region
Resource Recovery and Waste Management Strategy 2015-2027 identifies seven
Avoid and Reduce Waste Generation
Divert More Waste from Landfill
Manage Problem Waste Better
Reduce illegal Dumping
The Draft Strategy aims to address
these key issues by further developing existing collection and processing
infrastructure, supporting local community initiatives, developing better ways
of working together and improving the data available on how much waste is
generated, processed and disposed of in landfill.
The Draft Strategy can be viewed
here from September 28
and also at Council’s Administration building and local libraries. Details
of how to make submissions can also be found online and at these locations.