Developing Our Strategy2018-10-15T00:55:58+02:00

Developing Our Strategy

How will we be developing the new Waste Matters Strategy?

  • Forming a Waste Working Group, with community representatives, to help Council guide the strategy development process
  • Reviewing our current services, programs and initiatives
  • Examining available waste facilities that can accept and process our waste
  • Undertaking extensive community consultation on the future of how we manage our Shire’s waste
  • Talking to the waste industry to identify their current capability
  • Looking at how other communities are managing their waste
  • Identifying and evaluating our options, outcomes and costs
  • Developing a draft waste strategy
  • Seeking community feedback on the draft strategy
  • Adopting and implementing our new waste strategy

What key issues will be considered in the Waste Matters Strategy?

 The strategy development process will consider the below issues and others raised during the community consultation phase as you tell us what’s important to you:

  • Composting our food and other organic material currently going to landfill
  • Recovering residual recyclables in our waste
  • Improving our bulky waste collection services
  • Processing our bulky waste and diverting it from landfill
  • Diverting non-recyclable materials from landfill into energy from waste facilities
  • Increasing our recycling of problem materials such as e-waste, mattresses and clothing
  • Increasing opportunities for reusing household items
  • Improving our community engagement and education activities
  • An improved focus on illegal dumping and litter management

‘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>