Council focuses on strategic waste management

Posted on September 30, 2020

Council will be developing a new waste management strategy

Most recyclable material collected in Meander Valley is processed in Tasmania or interstate before being distributed to local or national markets.

In recent years, the cost of recycling has increased markedly and the demands for recyclable commodities has become more variable.

“These circumstances have created challenges for all Councils. As our townships grow, expectations around waste services change and this year, Council will be undertaking a review of our waste management strategy,” Mayor Wayne Johnston said.

Objectives will include assessing future landfill requirements, FOGO (food organics, garden organics) and other collection services, regional collaboration and circular economy opportunities to divert more waste from landfill.

“The Meander Valley community does a great job recycling and as individuals we are all more aware than ever of our responsibility to reduce the amount of waste we produce. By reviewing our strategy we ensure Council maintains a proactive response to what is a challenging space for local government,” Mayor Johnston said.

Council will be consulting with the community in the development of the new waste management strategy which is scheduled to be undertaken in coming months.