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Waste Matters - Council's Waste Strategy

Council is preparing a new Waste Strategy to assist in guiding the future direction of waste management in the Hornsby Shire.

Currently 44% of residential waste in Hornsby Shire is diverted from going to landfill through our yellow lid recycling bin and green lid garden waste bin, however we still send over 30,000 tonnes of waste to landfill each year.

Building on the success of our current services, we are committed to increasing the diversion of residential waste from landfill, towards the NSW Sate Government’s resource recovery target of 70%.

Hornsby Shire Council and our community have the opportunity to increase our current resource recovery achievements, by targeting food and other organics for composting, and processing our bulky clean-up service waste. We would also like to improve our diversion of e-waste, unwanted clothing and mattresses from landfill.

Council’s current Collection and Processing Contracts will expire in 2020. Our Waste Strategy will guide us in the planning of replacement contracts, and we would like your feedback on how we can improve our services.

Waste Matters – How to have your say

Council’s community consultation process for developing the new Waste Matters Strategy will include the following opportunities for the community to get involved, and to Have Your Say:

  • Community representatives on Council’s Waste Working Group – underway
  • Waste Matters pop-up consultation stalls – held in early August 2018
  • Online ‘Have Your Say’ on Councils website – coming August/September 2018
  • Telephone Survey – September 2018
  • Focus Groups – September 2018
  • Draft Strategy on public exhibition and community submissions to be considered – November 2018