Towards Zero Waste

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What is Zero Waste?

A Zero Waste community is one that avoids the generation of waste and where any discarded materials are designed as a resource for other processes, no materials are discharged to land air or water. Every sector has a role to play… we’re in this together.

Current State of waste management…

Well done! Every year each Marrickville residents puts 103 kg of recyclables in the yellow bin which are re-processed and made into new products. On the flip side each resident also generates nearly twice as much garbage (199 kg) each year which is sent to landfill.

Download the Towards Zero Waste booklet here

Less is known about the amount of waste generated through local business, but a recent review identified the most of the waste was cardboard (packaging) and organic food waste.

There's simply no time to waste!

A new Strategy for Marrickville

During July, 60 community members (demographically representative) were invited to participate in workshops which identified priorities for Council and the community to work towards zero waste.

Some of the priorities they identified included:

  • Education and information – waste avoidance, reuse, recovery and disposal information including Council’s waste and recycling services. Use of a range of communication channels and clear simple information and use of graphics.
  • Food organics recovery – investigating how we turn the large volumes of food waste from homes and businesses through local composting, community composting and organics collection service into a valuable resource.
  • Recycling and reuse drop off locations – making services such as e-waste and chemical drop off more available throughout the year rather than quarterly drop off days.

Go to the survey and tell us what works for you.

If we are to move towards a zero waste society we all need to work together to solve some difficult waste issues.
Contact Helen for more information. This consultation ends 31/3/2014


What is Zero Waste?

A Zero Waste community is one that avoids the generation of waste and where any discarded materials are designed as a resource for other processes, no materials are discharged to land air or water. Every sector has a role to play… we’re in this together.

Current State of waste management…

Well done! Every year each Marrickville residents puts 103 kg of recyclables in the yellow bin which are re-processed and made into new products. On the flip side each resident also generates nearly twice as much garbage (199 kg) each year which is sent to landfill.

Download the Towards Zero Waste booklet here

Less is known about the amount of waste generated through local business, but a recent review identified the most of the waste was cardboard (packaging) and organic food waste.

There's simply no time to waste!

A new Strategy for Marrickville

During July, 60 community members (demographically representative) were invited to participate in workshops which identified priorities for Council and the community to work towards zero waste.

Some of the priorities they identified included:

  • Education and information – waste avoidance, reuse, recovery and disposal information including Council’s waste and recycling services. Use of a range of communication channels and clear simple information and use of graphics.
  • Food organics recovery – investigating how we turn the large volumes of food waste from homes and businesses through local composting, community composting and organics collection service into a valuable resource.
  • Recycling and reuse drop off locations – making services such as e-waste and chemical drop off more available throughout the year rather than quarterly drop off days.

Go to the survey and tell us what works for you.

If we are to move towards a zero waste society we all need to work together to solve some difficult waste issues.
Contact Helen for more information. This consultation ends 31/3/2014


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