waste news

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.

New waste guidelines set to speed up DAs

New waste management guidelines for Lake Macquarie aim to expedite development assessments and clarify what is required of developers.

Innovative REMONDIS facility brings new era of recycling to Lake Macquarie

REMONDIS Australia and Lake Macquarie City Council have taken a significant step in the war against waste with the opening of a state-of-the-art organics processing facility at the Awaba Waste Management Facility.

Council popping up near you

Council’s Green Team will be popping up in a variety of locations across Lake Macquarie over the next three months to provide advice and answer any questions the community may have, as the City embarks on a new era of greener kerbside waste services.