Waste Strategy

Waste Strategy

In 2015, after public consultation, Council adopted the City of Lake Macquarie Waste Strategy (2015-2023).

The strategy:

Lake Macquarie is also participating in the Draft Hunter Region Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Strategy 2014-2021.

The Waste Strategy followed on from a project started in 2009 to develop a sustainable and equitable waste strategy for the City. The Waste Strategy initially focused on household (domestic) waste because it makes up 70 per cent of all the City's waste that goes to landfill.

After public consultation, in 2011 Council resolved to introduce a phased 3-bin service for household waste and expand the Awaba Waste Management Facility to extend the life of the landfill. Work at the site is now underway. Find about more about expansion of the Awaba Waste Management Facility.

Moving to a 3-bin service

In February 2011, Council resolved to introduce a phased 3-bin service for household waste consisting of:

Find out more about why our current system was the preferred household waste management system for our City by reading the Background of phased 3-bin service page.

Page last updated: 23 May 2017