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Draft Regional Waste Strategy Released for Public Comment

Posted Monday 18 August 2014

The Hon. Rob Stokes MP, NSW Minister for the Environment and Member for Pittwater, together with Cr Jacqui Townsend, SHOROC President and Mayor of Pittwater, have officially released the Shore Regional Organisation of Councils (SHOROC’s) Regional Draft Waste Strategy.

Titled “Too Good to Waste”, the draft document is the overarching Waste Strategy for the region encompassing Mosman, Manly, Warringah and Pittwater local government areas. It aims to improve waste avoidance and resource recovery practices and bring together projects that are better developed in partnership.

“Too Good to Waste” has two key planks. The first is to provide sustainable infrastructure solutions to maximise resource recovery from the waste we create and to minimise what goes to landfill. The second is to help local communities do their part to produce less waste, increase recycling, deal with problem wastes and reduce litter and illegal dumping.

The draft Strategy outlines actions to avoid waste and recover resources from waste with a vision to: Lead and support our community to avoid, reuse, recycle and recover valuable waste resources.

SHOROC and participating Councils would like to know what residents think about the draft Strategy. To find out more or to comment on “Too Good to Waste” go to . Feedback closes Friday 12 September 2014.