The DCC has a responsibility under the WMA to ‘promote effective and efficient waste management and minimisation’ and, for this purpose, to ‘adopt a waste management and minimisation plan’.
The Plan has been informed by a district-wide waste assessment. The full and final waste assessment report is appended to the Plan.
As well as the waste assessment, the DCC has consulted widely with stakeholders and special interest groups to plan and prioritise actions which will progress waste minimisation efforts and make improvements to waste management practices.
The Plan is supportive of a collaborative approach which will strengthen working relationships. The position taken understands that, to achieve zero waste, all factions must work together purposefully.
How the Plan will achieve its community outcomes will be presented in the DCC’s Long Term Plan (LTP). This includes how the DCC will fund waste and diverted material services and facilities over the LTP period.
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