Integrated Waste Management Strategy

Consultation on this project has now concluded.  Thank you for your interest and participation.

Tweed Shire Council is preparing an Integrated Waste Management Strategy to guide investment, infrastructure development and service provision through to 2029/2030 and invites feedback on the draft strategy from all interested stakeholders and members of the community. 

    The provision of community waste management services is a core function of every local government in Australia and the cost of providing these services has increased markedly over the last decade.  One reason for this is that landfills, which were traditionally a relatively cheap and easy disposal option for most waste materials, have become much more expensive to develop and operate in the modern world.

    In 2006, Tweed Shire Council adopted an integrated waste management strategy, which has subsequently been implemented to effectively respond to key challenges in providing cost-effective and relevant services for local residents.  Significant outcomes from the 2006 strategy include:

    • Council pursuing a regional approach to planning for critical waste infrastructure development;
    • the roll out of the voluntary garden organics collection service; and
    • improvements to the kerbside recycling service.

    Council is currently preparing a revised Integrated Waste Management Strategy (IWMS) with a focus on the short, medium and long term.  The IWMS is intended to identify opportunities to reduce the cost burden of waste services on the community by providing sustainable waste management solutions in the most cost effective manner, with a core focus on domestic waste streams.

    A critical consideration in the development of the revised IWMS is a projected increase in household waste from the current figure of around 40,000 tonnes per annum to at least 53,000 tonnes and potentially as high as 100,000 tonnes per annum by 2029/2030.

    Also to be considered is the NSW Government's target to divert 70 per cent of household waste from landfill.  As Tweed Shire Council is currently diverting less than 50 per cent of all household generated waste, implementing best practice collection and processing is the only real means of pursuing this target.

    To guide Council's future approach to waste management, the draft IWMS identifies six 'priority actions', each aligned with Council's Community Strategic Plan, which are summarised in the consultation document provided. 

     

    Formal submissions for this project closed on Friday 16 May 2014. 


    Council officers are now reviewing the feedback received and preparing a report to be presented to Council at its meeting on Thursday 19 June 2014.  Further information will be provided following that meeting. 


    Tweed Shire Council is preparing an Integrated Waste Management Strategy to guide investment, infrastructure development and service provision through to 2029/2030 and invites feedback on the draft strategy from all interested stakeholders and members of the community. 

      The provision of community waste management services is a core function of every local government in Australia and the cost of providing these services has increased markedly over the last decade.  One reason for this is that landfills, which were traditionally a relatively cheap and easy disposal option for most waste materials, have become much more expensive to develop and operate in the modern world.

      In 2006, Tweed Shire Council adopted an integrated waste management strategy, which has subsequently been implemented to effectively respond to key challenges in providing cost-effective and relevant services for local residents.  Significant outcomes from the 2006 strategy include:

      • Council pursuing a regional approach to planning for critical waste infrastructure development;
      • the roll out of the voluntary garden organics collection service; and
      • improvements to the kerbside recycling service.

      Council is currently preparing a revised Integrated Waste Management Strategy (IWMS) with a focus on the short, medium and long term.  The IWMS is intended to identify opportunities to reduce the cost burden of waste services on the community by providing sustainable waste management solutions in the most cost effective manner, with a core focus on domestic waste streams.

      A critical consideration in the development of the revised IWMS is a projected increase in household waste from the current figure of around 40,000 tonnes per annum to at least 53,000 tonnes and potentially as high as 100,000 tonnes per annum by 2029/2030.

      Also to be considered is the NSW Government's target to divert 70 per cent of household waste from landfill.  As Tweed Shire Council is currently diverting less than 50 per cent of all household generated waste, implementing best practice collection and processing is the only real means of pursuing this target.

      To guide Council's future approach to waste management, the draft IWMS identifies six 'priority actions', each aligned with Council's Community Strategic Plan, which are summarised in the consultation document provided. 

       

      Formal submissions for this project closed on Friday 16 May 2014. 


      Council officers are now reviewing the feedback received and preparing a report to be presented to Council at its meeting on Thursday 19 June 2014.  Further information will be provided following that meeting.