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The City of Greater Bendigo (CoGB) is developing a Waste and Resource Management Strategy to guide how we will deal with our waste in the future.
The draft Waste and Resource Management Strategy was developed with significant community and key stakeholders consultation in an effort to address existing and emerging waste management issues faced by the Greater Bendigo municipality.
We all create waste and waste is everyone’s problem.
Greater Bendigo like many other Australian municipalities is currently facing major challenges associated with the collection and disposal of solid waste. Existing landfills are running out of space and there is a general expectation that councils need to adopt a more sustainable approach to the way waste is managed.
While the strategy focuses on the domestic waste stream it also acknowledges the role the City currently occupies in the delivery of waste services to the business and industry sector on a commercial basis by operating a landfill.
Download a copy of the draft Waste and Resource Management Strategy (PDF, 1.7mb)
Over the consultation journey with key stakeholders, business and the general community a number of important steps have been identified as key objectives in addressing the need for change:
While it is clear there is still significant investigation required to provide explicit detail in the implementation of some of the key objectives outlined above the key recommendations include:
A background paper documenting the current waste management situation in Greater Bendigo (Stage 1) has been compiled and is available to download. It is a statement of what are the current practices not a strategy for the future.
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Updated: 9:48 AM, 12 February 2014
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Bendigo Victoria 3550
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Bendigo Victoria 3552
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