Sustainably managing our waste to maximise resource recovery on a regional scale
Waste is a key area of concern for our community and a core responsibility of councils is to manage the community’s waste in the most sustainable way.
Manly, Mosman, Pittwater and Warringah (SHOROC councils) continue to work hard to reduce waste going to landfill and residents also play their part by actively using their recycling and garden waste bins.
The four main areas of sustainable waste management in the SHOROC region are:
- Too Good to Waste, the waste avoidance and resource recovery strategy for this region
- Kimbriki Resource Recovery Centre
- Regional Waste Solution – establishment of a common collection system
- Banning e-waste from landfill
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Too Good to Waste – A waste avoidance and resource recovery strategy for the region
Manly, Mosman, Pittwater and Warringah councils are working together to shape a future where waste is no longer a burden, but a resource. Developed by the four SHOROC councils Too Good to Waste is the overarching waste strategy for the region.
The priorities and actions in the draft strategy focus on six key areas: sustainable infrastructure solutions, maximising resource recovery, producing less waste, increasing recycling, making the disposal of problem wastes easier and keeping public places clean by reducing litter and illegal dumping.
Strategy development has been supported by the NSW Environment Protection Authority with funding from the waste levy.
Kimbriki Resource Recovery Centre
Kimbriki Resource Recovery Centre is owned and operated by Kimbriki Environmental Enterprises Pty Ltd (KEE). KEE was incorporated on 1st July 2009 and has four shareholders – Manly, Mosman, Pittwater and Warringah, the SHOROC councils.
KEE is a leader in waste management education and practice, and is set to transform waste management as it introduces advanced waste treatment technologies to maximize recycling and re-use of the domestic wastes from the region. Find out about more about Kimbriki’s ‘Solution for Local Waste’ here.
SHOROC Regional Waste Solution
The new system will be phased in and will increase our recycling, keep costs to ratepayers down and be easy to use.
Banning e-waste from landfill
In 2009, the SHOROC councils banned the kerbside collection and disposal of e-waste – or electronic waste – to landfill and SHOROC led a ban on e-waste campaign to raise awareness of e-waste collection and recycling programs from local councils and waste management centres.
More than 90 per cent of e-waste material is now being recycled. Find out more on the ban and what you can do with your e-waste as a resident of the councils in the SHOROC region.