waste news

Green means go for $5m plant recycling plastic for roads

Plastic bags, recycled glass and printer toner will be used in the construction of new Hunter roads thanks to a cutting-edge facility operating in Lake Macquarie.

Sustainability helping to close the loop

The new $5 million asphalt plant in Teralba has begun operations following a range of upgrades that will see it produce thousands of tonnes each year of sustainable road and pavement materials for the Hunter Region and Central Coast.

Green means go for $5m plant recycling plastic for roads

Plastic bags, recycled glass and printer toner will be used in the construction of new Hunter roads thanks to a cutting-edge facility operating in Lake Macquarie.

Eco-gardening guru Costa Georgiadis to headline Living Smart Festival 2019

Australian eco-gardening superstar Costa Georgiadis will headline an expanded Living Smart Festival in September to help celebrate the landmark event’s 10th anniversary.

Creating art from waste

Budding artists and recyclers can demonstrate their unique interpretation of resource recovery in the Sustainable Neighbourhoods Waste to Art exhibition.

Phoning in success with mobile recycling

Lake Macquarie is one of the top five cities in NSW for mobile phone recycling, with more than 700 handsets and accessories saved from landfill in the 2017-2018 financial year.

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.