Have your say on Waste Management Strategy 2021

Toowoomba Regional Council is seeking feedback on its Waste Management Strategy. The community will be able to provide feedback through the Your Say website until 5.00 pm, Friday 6 November 2020.

TRC Water and Waste Portfolio Leader Cr Nancy Sommerfield said we are all consumers and generators of waste.

“Our Region’s management of waste continues on a journey from a disposal mindset to a resource recovery mindset,” Cr Sommerfield said.

“As a community, we want to make sure that our waste becomes a resource rather than something that goes into landfill.

“The online survey allows the community to have their say on the direction of waste management in the Toowoomba Region.

“Council is committed to redirecting waste away from landfill, into recycling or other beneficial uses.

“So, let’s check-in and together explore ways of reducing waste to landfill and recycling more.

“Council is planning to build on recent improvements to waste disposal and recycling opportunities being offered to residents through new facilities.

“The removal and management of waste is an essential service provided to the community, and we are always willing to consider innovations that help us to reduce, reuse and recycle.

TRC Water and Waste Chair Cr Rebecca Vonhoff said Council has a statutory obligation to review the Waste Management Strategy every three years.

“The survey provides an opportunity to touch base with the community and ensure that our waste management strategy and recycling plan is heading in the right direction,” Cr Vonhoff said.

“The feedback received from the survey will guide the updated strategy.

Cr Sommerfield said, “Don’t waste the opportunity to have your say.”

“Council now invites residents to have their say on the draft Toowoomba Region Waste Management Strategy 2021,” Cr Sommerfield said.

The survey will be open until 5.00 pm, Friday 6 November and can be found at www.yoursay.com.au/waste

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