Geraldton residents urged to talk rubbish with council

Geraldton Guardian
Plastic bottles baled and ready for transport.
Camera IconPlastic bottles baled and ready for transport. Credit: City of Greater Geraldton/Supplied

The City of Greater Geraldton is seeking opinions on how it manages waste and recycling services.

The City is developing a long term waste management plan to include targets for managing and reducing waste after the WA government released its Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Strategy 2030.

Mayor Shane Van Styn said the waste management plan was about becoming a sustainable, low-waste circular economy.

“The key focus of the WARR Strategy is to generate less waste, recover more value and resources from waste, and to protect the environment by managing waste responsibility,” he said.

“The City’s long term Strategic Waste Management Plan will provide a commitment to achieving a 60 per cent diversion of waste from landfill by 2030.

“To be in a position to achieve the 60 per cent diversion target the City will introduce progressive ways to minimise waste to landfill through targeted activities, education and information programs.”

Mr Van Styn said the City was surveying residents to better understand the community’s knowledge and views on waste and recycling and inform the development of education programs.

Members of the community who would like to have their say on waste management and recycling in the City may take an online survey.

Printed survey forms are also available at the Geraldton Civic Centre, Geraldton Regional Library, Queen Elizabeth II Seniors and Community Centre and the Mullewa District Office.

The survey closes at midnight on Sunday, August 2.

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