waste news

Green giveaway set for Saturday 30 March

Lake Macquarie City Council is poised to give away up to 1000 trailer-loads of organic material to improve backyard gardens and other green sites across the City.

Coordinated effort to target rogue waste transporters

A coordinated effort to tackle illegal waste dumping across NSW has stopped rogue operators in their tracks.

Council's waste collection service

Following the Extraordinary Council meeting in December 2018, Councillors and Council staff held a workshop on Wednesday 16 January to explore further options to address the waste collection needs of Lake Macquarie residents.

Council shining a light on illegal dumping in Lake Mac

Lighting has been installed at an illegal dumping hot-spot in Lake Macquarie in the latest bid to crack down on the environmentally destructive practice.

Council rewarded for waste initiatives

Lake Macquarie City Council’s pioneering approach to waste management has been recognised with another national industry award.

Glass sand trial takes out coveted award

An innovative trial using recycled glass “sand” in civil works projects has landed Lake Macquarie City Council a coveted local government award.

Draft targets aim for a greener Lake Mac future

Maintaining a green canopy covering more than half of Lake Macquarie and diverting more than 75 per cent of household waste from landfill are among the 10-year targets proposed for a new draft Environmental Sustainability Strategy.

Lake Mac set to go green with Living Smart Festival

A young eco-warrior, one of Australia’s best-known faces in the war against waste, and a Masterchef finalist spruiking the joys of organic food are among the stars to feature at this year’s Living Smart Festival.

$8m plant set to build on Lake Mac’s road to recycling

Lake Macquarie City Council’s approval of an $8 million asphalt plant in Teralba has paved the way for soft plastics and other recycled material to be used in local road construction.

Green thumbs up for new Lake Mac organic waste collection system

An estimated 1000 tonnes of food and garden waste have been diverted from landfill over the first two weeks of Lake Macquarie City Council’s greener three-bin service.