Waste and Resource Recovery Strategy 2014 - 2018
Council has developed a Waste and Resource Recovery Strategy (2014 – 2018) to guide its waste and recycling services and waste education programs over the next four years.
The strategy is based on the vision that avoiding and reducing waste will make Yarra more sustainable and increase the availability of resources for current and future citizens.
A copy of the strategy appears below:
Waste and Resource Recovery Strategy 2014-2018 (917.53 KB)
Waste and Resource Recovery Strategy 2014-2018 (735.63 KB)
The strategy aims to redefine waste as a valuable resource, moving away from our traditional understanding of waste as something that needs to be transported elsewhere to be ‘cleaned up’.
It focuses on sustainable and localised solutions to waste management, including reducing the amount of waste that ends up landfill, promoting new uses for waste and changing consumer attitudes so the amount of waste that is produced is considered when purchasing products.
The Waste and Resource Recovery Strategy is underpinned by five objectives:
- Delivering high quality and accessible waste collection services
- Creating a pride of place through clean and litter-free public spaces
- Ensuring Yarra has the right infrastructure and technology to meet its targets
- Rethinking our waste as a resource
- Collaborate and advocate for better waste outcomes.
The strategy builds of the achievements of Council’s previous Waste Management Strategy and was developed through an extensive process of community consultation and a review of national, state and local policies.
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Coordinator Waste Minimisation and Urban Agriculture