Wodonga Council's Draft Waste Management Strategy has been reviewed and now we're asking for your feedback.
The Draft Waste Management Strategy details the council’s vision for sustainable waste management throughout the city.
It sets out clear objectives, targets and actions in line with the overall vision for this strategy.
Waste management was one of the first examples of communities taking environmental action on a large scale, starting with the embracing of household recycling programs about 25 years ago.
Recycling is now an established habit within most households (and some business and industry groups), which provides thousands of tonnes of waste a second life and greatly reducing landfill operations and the production of hundreds of tonnes of dangerous greenhouse gas emissions.
The draft strategy provides the foundation for service improvements and guides future decisions regarding waste, recycling, organic and litter services, to benefit the whole community. It aims to provide increasingly efficient and effective waste services and to further reduce waste volumes sent to landfill.
There are a number of issues to be addressed over the life of the strategy.
• Enhancing consumer awareness resulting in better purchasing selections
• Reducing the amount of contamination in all three kerb-side household waste bins
• Reducing the amount of waste being deposited into landfill• Increasing recycling rates, with an emphasis on business and industry• Increasing the efficiency of the waste transfer station
• Greater involvement with AlburyCity under the Two Cities One Community plan
The draft strategy aims to continue to enhance improvements in recycling, including reduced contamination and increased recovery, improvements in utilisation and expansion of food and garden waste bins.
It also aims for improved use and increased efficiency at the waste transfer station, introduction of new programs such as electronic waste recycling, best use of landfill waste via reuse as a fuel for energy and increased support for the community to adapt to changes as detailed in both federal and state government policy.
Submissions can be made online by clicking here, by e-mail or phone.
Written submissions must be clearly marked as ‘Draft Waste Management Strategy’ and will be received up until Friday, February 22, 2019 at 5pm. They can also be sent by:
Did you know the below items can be dropped off at the Wodonga Waste Transfer Station for free:
- Cardboard and paper: Cardboard boxes (please flatten) and all types of paper including newspapers, magazines, envelopes, brochures, catalogues, phone books.
- Plastics (codes 1 to 7): Clean milk bottles, soft drink bottles, cordial bottles, detergent bottles, juice bottles, ice cream, margarine, yogurt containers and lids, and polystyrene. Please don’t include plastic bags.
- Glass: Clean bottles and jars (green, brown and white). Please don’t include broken drinking glasses, window glass or crockery.
- Aluminium and steel: Cans, clean foil trays and clean steel cans are accepted.
- Batteries: Car and truck batteries.
- Scrap metal: Car bodies, iron, steel, wire, some whitegoods. No gas cylinders.
- Waste oil: Clean used or unwanted motor oil can be disposed of into the collection tanks (less than 20 litres). This includes cooking oil.
- drumMUSTER: Clean and empty chemical drums (both plastic and steel) are accepted. Must be triple rinsed.
- Paint: Paint tins are accepted whether they are full or empty.
- Televisions and computer associated products: Includes all televisions, computer monitors, keyboards/mouse, computer speakers, printers, laptops, and mobile phones. Other electrical waste attracts a fee as stated below.