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Draft Waste and Resources Strategy

Have your say on the Draft Waste and Resources Strategy 2023 – 2030. 

A huge transformation of the waste and resource recovery sector is underway. You've told us that reducing our environmental impact is important and this is one of the key directions in our Council and Community Plan (2021-2031).

Across the state, change to waste management is being driven by the Victorian Government’s Recycling Victoria policy released in February 2020. This policy describes the most substantial changes to waste management across the state in decades, including changes to Council kerbside bin services. This policy applies the new principle of a circular economy to waste management, where the value of material is recognized and kept in use as long as possible. 

The purpose of our Waste and Resource Strategy 2023 – 2030 is to set a clear direction and vision for the future of waste and resource recovery across Knox and how we can continue to work together to reduce waste and avoid landfill. It seeks to strike a balance between the community’s future priorities, regulatory requirements and targets, the need to deliver waste services which are both financially and environmentally sustainable and navigate the challenges and opportunities facing the sector. It includes goals, aims, targets and high-level commitments for Council and community to drive the future direction of waste and resource management. 

It supports delivery of the Knox Council Plan 2021-2025, and Knox Community Plan 2021-2031 goals. In developing the strategy, feedback was sought from the community in August 2022 on current and future waste and resource recovery services in Knox. 

The draft Implementation Plan further details the specific actions for Council for each of the goals identified in the Strategy. 

We want to make sure we’ve got it right. To find out more and have your say, visit knox.vic.gov.au/HaveYourSay or drop in to the following locations:
•    Thursday 15 February, 9am – 12pm, Westfield Knox, Level 1, outside Best & Less
•    Tuesday 20 February, 1.30pm – 3.30pm, Ferntree Gully Library

Consultation closes Friday 1 March.

Hard copies of the survey are also available on request. Call 9298 8000 or email talkingrubbish@knox.vic.gov.au
 

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