The Central Goldfields Shire Council launched its community engagement process for the 2019-2024 Waste Management Strategy earlier this week.
The Waste Management Strategy will outline how waste to landfill can be reduced and design and deliver behaviour change, increase recycling and expand organic waste recovery.
Around 40 people attended a community engagement session held at the Goldfields Employment and Learning Centre on Tuesday morning and Central Goldfields Shire manager infrastructure Ron Potter said community consultation will be vital in forming the strategy.
“Over the coming weeks community feedback will be very important, our strategy will be based on what the community tell us,” he said.
“We know we’ve got to marry in with overarching state and regional plans but within that we have some flexibility to modify the way we deliver our services to maximise or optimise our goals of reducing, reusing and recycling waste.”
One key area for the strategy will be e-waste, with the State Government’s ban on e-waste, or electronic waste, going to landfill coming into effect from July 1.
Mr Potter said he’s noticed residents are “getting a little nervous” about the ban, but said the ban doesn’t present a change from current practice.
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