Community Consultation2018-12-11T02:36:49+02:00
Clr Nicita

Community Consultation

From August to November 2018, Council conducted a 3 stage community consultation program to find out what were the main concerns that Hornsby Shire residents had about waste and what their priorities are in addressing these issues.

You told us these were your most important waste issues:

Reducing the use of plastics2018-09-19T05:55:22+02:00

The community would like to see more encouragement from Council on how residents can be smarter with their plastic usage, but also how Council can help to target the source of manufacturing plastic products and excessive packaging.

Education and awareness of recycling2018-09-19T05:56:10+02:00

This was identified as an important theme to ensure proper recycling and disposal practices are undertaken in the community. The dominant issue discussed was better education on what can and cannot go into the recycling bin, especially new residents to the LGA and incorporating programs into schools.

Increasing collection and recycling areas2018-09-19T05:56:39+02:00

More Return and Earn collection and recycling areas are highly requested around the community for a variety of different recyclable items, e.g. bottles/cans, e-waste and soft plastics, and in easily accessible locations such as supermarkets.

Bulky Waste2018-12-11T03:34:06+02:00

More information on what can and can’t be collected, how materials can be repurposed, what happens to the waste.

Promote composting2018-09-19T05:57:04+02:00

The community is keen to see greater promotion of composting strategies for food and organic waste to reduce the amount that goes to landfill, with calls to allow food waste to be put into the green bin and more encouragement/support for community gardens.

Prevent illegal dumping2018-09-19T05:58:27+02:00

Targeting and managing illegal dumping was also a theme mentioned throughout the research. Respondents suggested greater fines need to be issued to people caught dumping, but also that more bulky waste collections across the LGA will help to reduce the illicit practice.

Waste requirement for units and apartments2018-09-19T05:58:07+02:00

The unique waste service requirements of units/apartments was greatly discussed, both in regards to access to green bins/compost and educating residents about the items that can go into the different types of bins.

A final report has been developed which will assist to shape the Waste Strategy that is currently being developed.

Read the Full Report

Stage 1 – Pop Up Stalls

In August 2018, ‘Waste Matters’ pop-up stalls were located at Hornsby, Beecroft, Galston and Berowra Heights. We asked the community what we should do to further reduce waste going to landfill.

Stage 2 – Online ‘Waste Matters – Have Your Say’ survey and Community Telephone Surveys

From 24 September to 14 October 2018, Council conducted an online survey asking for the community’s opinions and expectations of how waste should be managed in Hornsby Shire.

Stage 3 – Community Focus Groups

Two community focus groups were held in November 2018 to explore issues around bulky waste collections and illegal dumping in more detail. A total of 25 participants were involved.

Next Steps

  • Draft Waste Strategy on public exhibition, community submissions to be considered –  2019.

‘Waste Matters’ pop-up stalls were located at Hornsby, Beecroft, Galston and Berowra Heights, where we asked the community what we should do to reduce waste going to landfill – Aug 2018
<h5><a href="http://wastematters.hornsby.nsw.gov.au/consultation/">‘Waste Matters’ pop-up stalls</a> were located at Hornsby, Beecroft, Galston and Berowra Heights, where we asked the community what we should do to reduce waste going to landfill  – <strong>Aug 2018</strong> </h5>

Online ‘Waste Matters Hornsby – Have Your Say’ survey – 24 Sep to 14 Oct 2018
<h5>Online ‘Waste Matters Hornsby – Have Your Say’ survey – <strong>24 Sep to 14 Oct 2018</strong></h5>

Community Telephone Surveys – Oct 2018
<h5>Community Telephone Surveys – <strong>Oct 2018</strong></h5>

Targeted Focus Groups – Oct 2018
<h5>Targeted Focus Groups – <strong>Oct 2018</strong></h5>

Draft Waste Strategy on public exhibition, community submissions to be considered – 2019
<h5>Draft Waste Strategy on public exhibition, community submissions to be considered – <strong>2019</strong></h5>