At its meeting on Tuesday 31 May 2022, Council endorsed the Waste Local Law 2022.
This new law was required as the City is currently using the refuse provisions of the City’s Health Local Law, which will be repealed when the Public Health Act 2016 comes into effect on 1 July 2022.
The new local law will assist the City in administering sustainable waste and recycling services to maintain consistent, cost effective and functional refuse management practices to aid in the reduction of waste to landfill.
Residents and businesses will not notice any change to their waste collection services as a result of the new local law.
"The Waste Local Law gives the City legal tools that will help us implement actions identified in the City’s Waste Plan 2020–2025, to protect our environment and create a more sustainable low waste economy," Mayor David McMullen said.
“In addition to making the new local law, the City will provide the community with information regarding what steps they can take to help to prevent unnecessary and costly contamination in waste streams, assisting us to better manage the collection and disposal of waste.”