Waste not, want not!

Council plans to meet new refuse, recycling demands 

District Council of Mallala has endorsed its draft waste management strategy following public consultation, and hopes to find new and better ways to manage waste.

DCM developed the strategy with the aim of meeting the greater demands of local communities for better levels of environmental responsibility and more efficient use of resources with a plan that is consistent with the goals, outcomes and strategies of its own Strategic Plan, and also meets those of South Australia’s Waste Strategy 2011-2015.

The goals described in the strategy for 2014-2020 are:

1 – To provide high quality and environmentally responsible kerbside waste and recycling collection service to the community.

2 – To ensure that the community is informed and actively participates in initiatives to provide environmentally responsible, economic and cost effective waste management services.

3 – To ensure council operates and manages cost effective and best practice waste management facilities.

4 – To ensure council provides waste management services and facilities that meet the needs and expectations of the current and future community.

5 – To ensure  council conducts its operations and services in an environmentally sustainable manner.

DCM chief executive officer, Charles Mansueto said the plan would help streamline council’s waste management practices and plan for waste management into the future.

“The strategy identifies the areas that council will look at,” Mr Mansueto said.

“A key focus is to improve recycling, reduce land fill and try to manage the cost of delivering such services.”

The draft waste management strategy was endorsed at council’s full meeting on May 12.

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