24 September 2015 Have Your Say on Future Waste Strategy

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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 Denise Knight.

“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 priority areas:

·         Avoid and Reduce Waste Generation

·         Increase Recycling

·         Divert More Waste from Landfill

·         Manage Problem Waste Better

·         Reduce Litter

·         Reduce illegal Dumping

·         Infrastructure Management

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.