Avoiding waste, sustainably managing the waste that is generated and recovering resources from waste are important to our community and environment. So much so that the four SHOROC councils – Manly, Mosman, Pittwater and Warringah – have developed Too Good to Waste – a regional waste avoidance and resource recovery strategy.

Councils are working with the community to shape a future where waste is no longer a burden but a resource. The strategy looks ahead to 2021 with a vision to lead and support our community to avoid, reuse, recycle and recover valuable waste resources. Priorities and actions to 2017 are targeted on:

  • Sustainable infrastructure solutions to maximise resource recovery
  • Produce less waste
  • Increase recycling
  • Make disposal of problem wastes easier
  • Keep public places clean

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Ready for the future – sustainable infrastructure solutions to maximise resource recovery


Manly, Mosman, Pittwater and Warringah councils have a strong history of collaboration and are well placed for the future.

We are planning to introduce new regional resource recovery facilities and a new household waste collection service in the coming years. This regional waste solution is a major plank of this strategy and will enable the councils to sustainably manage the region’s household waste and recover its valuable resources for many years to come. Find out more


Councils helping the community to do their part


Everyone has a role to play in reducing waste going to landfill and maximising our resources. Small changes can make a BIG IMPACT. The Too Good to Waste strategy outlines how councils will help the community do their part with actions to:

  • Produce less waste
  • Increase recycling
  • Make disposal of problem wastes easier
  • Keep public places clean

Find out more.

How you can contribute

Saving our env

Community comment on Too Good to Waste has now closed and your input will help finalise the strategy that will then used by councils to develop their policies and strategies.

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Strategy development has been supported by the NSW Environment Protection Authority with funding from the waste levy. Strategy implementation will be supported by the Domestic Waste Management Charge and the Waste Less, Recycle More initiative, a five-year $465.7 million program to transform waste and recycling in NSW. Some actions will be funded dependent on contestable grant funding from the Waste Less Recycle More initiative.

  • Marissa Aliferis

    Any chance the conversation can broaden a little to what else could
    better waste management do for our community? Given pending changes to
    NDIS and NewStart/Youth Allowance, there will be a need for more local jobs
    and businesses (connection to your businessinpittwater mandate here!).
    Can we look to the case study established by Green Connect
    in the Illawarra region (http://www.green-connect.com.au) for some ideas
    as to how we might better manage waste AND create local opportunities
    for learning, contribution and participation amongst our youth, aged,
    marginalised and people with disabilities?

    • http://shoroc.com SHOROC


      Thanks for your comment and it’s a good point. The Environmental Assessment for the new infrastructure at Kimbriki is estimated to employ 60 people to run the new waste infrastructure so it will be a good opportunity to look to the Green Connect model for some ideas locally.