The draft Waste and Recycling Services Policy and Operating Guideline were open for public consultation from 1 May 2014 to 6 June 2014.
A number of engagement methods were used to obtain community feedback and a total of 85 written submissions were received:
A summary of the feedback received can be viewed here.
Thank you to all respondents who
contributed to the consultation.All feedback was reviewed and
considered to inform changes to the draft Waste and Recycling Services Policy
and Operating Guideline that was then presented to Council for endorsement on
22 July 2014. Click here to read the Council report.
Summary of changes to the Policy from community feedback
Amendments to the draft Policy and Operating Guideline have been made to clarify processes for the transition to new services and to clarify when new provisions and allowances will apply. The changes to the Policy and Operating Guideline are:
The next step is to procure waste and recycling collection services required to implement the new Policy. This process has started and will conclude on 8 December 2015 with commencement of the new collections contract.
Pilots and staged introductions
of new waste and recycling services will be undertaken to progressively implement
the Policy. A list of service pilots and guidance on transitional arrangements
will be maintained here.
A comprehensive education program will prepare the community for service changes, including information about new allowances and collection frequencies.
Waste and Recycling Services
Fact Sheets for the following sectors have been developed for Residential kerbside, High density mixed use buildings and Businesses. Click here to view the fact sheet.
Consultation has concluded