Waste and Resource Recovery Strategy
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The Waste and Resource Recovery Strategy (2017–26) was adopted in December 2017.
It is a roadmap for the future direction and actions of our waste and resource recovery services, waste-related education and advocacy activities. It replaces the Waste Management Strategy (2010–15) and the Litter Strategy (2012–17).
The top priorities
- Increasing resource recovery with a particular focus on hard waste, food in garbage waste, additional kerbside programs and e-waste.
- Achieving long-term secure landfill arrangements by reducing landfill and seeking alternative landfill treatment options.
- Addressing increasing issues of illegal dumping through improved services and compliance activities.
- Appropriate consideration of waste management provisions in developments, including increased higher density development, infill development and new Council facilities
- Supporting the local community to be responsible and accountable for the waste they generate and how they dispose of it.
- Continuing to drive value-for-money services.
By implementing this strategy, we aim to achieve this vision for Cardinia Shire:
Waste and resource recovery services will be appropriate, provide value for money, and produce improved environmental benefits and amenity for our community. Council will collaborate with others in the region to advocate for and facilitate improved services and outcomes for our diverse and distinctive shire.
Action Plan (2017–21)
Actions in the strategy build on the successes of the previous Waste Management Strategy 2010–15 and use new technologies and changed markets for increased recovery of products. We have also identified current or emerging issues that require us to respond.
Our 5-year action plan will shape what we do, to ensure our actions are relevant and respond to emerging needs. This plan will be reviewed and revised every 5 years.