2020-25 Waste and Resource Recovery Management Strategy

Submissions closed on 08 April 2020, 06:00 PM

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To ensure the well-being of Council staff and the community, all planned community drop-in sessions for the Draft 2020-25 Waste & Resource Strategy have been cancelled.


The aim of the Draft 2020-25 Waste and Resource Recovery Strategy is to provide a sustainable cost effective waste service to the Cessnock community, while prioritising waste minimisation and complying with environmental, safety and legislative obligations. The Strategy provides a clear direction for the management of waste during the next five year period and a pathway for the future.

The main objectives of the Strategy are to:

  • increase waste diversion from landfill through greater resource recovery
  • change community waste generation and disposal behaviours by encouraging waste avoidance and a circular economy
  • reduce litter and illegal dumping in our bushland areas
  • improve services to manage problem wastes
  • deliver efficient waste services to the community

More information

As part of the process of preparing the draft 2020-25 Waste and Resource Recovery Strategy, Council conducted a community survey (in May 2019) and had an Options Report on best practice waste services prepared:

Submissions are not kept confidential.  Council releases submissions when a request is made in accordance with privacy laws and the relevant provisions under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009.  When a submission is released by law, Council routinely withholds contact numbers, email addresses and signatures. Should you wish for all personal details or any information that may identify you to be withheld from the public, please advise Council of this in your submission.