A Waste Minimisation and Management Plan for solid waste produced by the community is a requirement under the Waste Management Act 2008 and establishes a Vision, Goals, Targets and an Action Plan for waste in the City.
Our quality of life, both now and in the future, is affected by the way we manage our wastes. Waste minimisation and the efficient use of our natural resources are fundamental to a sustainable way of life and to the future well being of our residents and our environment.
The 2013 Plan sets out the following targets:
Only five (5) kilograms of plastics per person per year is currently sent to landfill. At this low level, no target is proposed to further reduce plastics to landfill. It is more cost-effective to focus on higher volume issues such as unwanted organics in refuse bins. Volumes of plastics are still being monitored.
The plan is currently under review and a draft will be publicly consulted on in 2020.