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Whitsunday Regional Council has today approved the draft Waste Management Strategy 2016-2021 to be released for public consultation.
Mayor Andrew Willcox said that the draft Waste Management Strategy focuses on waste as a service, waste as a resource and waste as a priority.
“Within each of these there are a number of actions proposed for the five year life of the plan, including the provision of kerbside recycling collection services across the region,” Cr Willcox said.
“I’m very aware that our community is passionate about kerbside recycling and while it is something that has been considered a couple of times over the years, it has never been implemented and it’s time to change that,” he said.
“Council will look at increasing kerbside waste bin collection services and possibly offering this service to people in rural areas who currently use the dated system of taking their waste to satellite bulk bins.
“There is also a strong focus on methods to reduce bio solids in our landfills as well as managing the landfill cells to provide additional airspace that conforms to industry best practice.
“I encourage the community to take the time to familiarise themselves with what we are proposing in this strategy and participate in the consultation process.”
The draft Waste Management Strategy 2016- 2021 will be available for public consultation in the coming weeks through Council’s online community consultation platform Your Say Whitsunday http://yoursay.whitsundayrc.qld.gov.au/ for a period of 28 days.
Submissions made as part of this consultation will be incorporated into a final strategy document for Council’s approval by November 2016.
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