Aim 1: Improving recycling

Why is this important?
Valuable materials (like metals, timber and glass) are still being sent to landfill. These materials are valuable and should be recovered (recycled and made into other products) instead of being buried in the ground.

What will change and how it will affect me?
Basically it means that when you go to your transfer station or resource recovery center (or ‘tip’) you will be able to recycle more things.  This is a better result for the environment and will mean you are not paying to landfill materials that can be recycled.

Aim 2: Increasing the efficiencies and cost effectiveness of recycling

Why is this important? Because many council and alpine resorts in the north east are small and separated by distance: the cost of transport, processing of waste and recycling of materials can be difficult and expensive.  By improving the way waste and recycling is managed: through contracts, working in partnerships with other councils and alpine…

Aim 3: Increasing the performance and safety of the waste and recycling infrastructure

Why is this important? When infrastructure and service operations follow ‘best practice’ (which is the correct approach) recycling rates and performance improve.  This ultimately means reduced financial, social and environmental impacts across the community. What will change and how it will affect me? It is likely that you will see improvements to your local resource…

Aim 4: Developing a long term strategy for landfill

Why is this important? Landfills play an important role in safely managing waste streams.  At the moment there is no current regional strategy for managing our waste. What will change and how it will affect me? A regional strategy for landfill means that councils and alpine resorts in the north east will have a plan…