Waste Management Strategy

Responsible Department - Waste & Recycling

Purpose

The purpose of this strategy is to position Casey in the best place possible to optimise opportunities such as grants, and contract alignment to maximize the benefits of advancements in technology.

Since the last strategy, significant new contracts for waste services have been established for kerbside waste collection and are currently performing well.

During the next six years, this strategy will provide a context for the extension or granting of new contracts to ensure Casey is adopting best practice approaches. New contracts provide an opportunity to negotiate new service offerings, which enable Casey to contribute to the broader state-wide recovery objectives.

This strategy will be implemented in three stages. At each stage, an interim report will be created outlining progress including outcomes of investigations and recommendations.

Scope

The City of Casey’s 2016-2022 Waste Management Strategy "Rethink Your Waste!’ will guide efficient and cost effective management processes, and allow a measured approach for future kerbside waste diversion options.

The scope of the strategy covers the provision of best practice collection services for recyclables, garden, residual and hardwaste at the kerbside; Berwick Village waste management; Casey’s parks and sporting grounds; and measures to proactively discourage littering.

To deliver the strategy, the City of Casey will continue to advocate for the community on new state and federal policy frameworks and waste priorities. This document outlines the current situation influencing waste management in the City of Casey and a way forward.

This strategy excludes the management of potentially contaminated Council land including former landfill sites which are provided for under the Framework for Managing Contaminated Land and Potentially Contaminated Land and site specific controls where applicable.

Rethink your Waste Strategy 2016-2022 (6mb)