The City’s Waste Plan 2020–25 aims to:
- reduce household general waste
- achieve an increase in materials diverted from landfill
- provide a Food Organics Garden Organics (FOGO) system
- reduce illegal dumping/littering
- reduce contamination levels in recycling streams.
On Tuesday, Council endorsed the Draft Waste Plan 2020–25 which will help guide the City in sustainable waste and recycling practices, ultimately reducing waste to landfill.
The plan highlights a consistent, innovative and tailored approach to waste on all levels.
Of the 68 community members who gave feedback on the plan from 24 September to 6 November 2020, 91 per cent were in overall support of it and a number of people wanted to see the Food Organics Garden Organics (FOGO) system implemented as soon as possible.
The Waste Plan 2020–25 aligns with and is driven by the targets set in the State Government’s Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Strategy 2030 which aims to make Western Australia a sustainable, low-waste economy.
Mayor Penny Taylor said sustainability underpinned all the City’s operations and this plan was an important step towards a low waste circular economy.
“The waste plan is a great example of the City and the community working together to ensure we live more sustainably and make important changes now to pave the way for future generations,” she said.
“We all play a part in minimising waste to protect our environment and divert waste from landfill.”
Thank you to everyone who helped inform the Waste Plan 2020–25. For more information visit www.haveyoursay.subiaco.wa.gov.au or contact the City on 9237 9222.