Community views sought on new waste strategy for Ku-ring-gai

Published on 14 January 2019

Residents can complete an online survey between 14 January and 11 February to help guide how waste services will be delivered in the future.

It follows an independently conducted telephone survey in December 2018 with a cross-section of local residents.

The key objective of both surveys is to measure satisfaction levels with waste services, understand current patterns of use across all the services and identify attitudes towards recycling.

The survey findings will provide a basis for a new waste strategy and associated services later this year.

The strategy is being put together by the Council against a backdrop of concern expressed by NSW councils over the future of waste recycling. Last year China effectively implemented a ban on the importation of recyclable materials from countries worldwide, including Australia, using new highly stringent contamination standards.

Mayor Jennifer Anderson said Council wanted to gauge public opinion on local waste services currently provided, as well as potential changes to services in the future.

“Our community is interested in more sustainable waste disposal methods and the Council’s strong community education program is all about empowering residents to recycle more”, the Mayor said.

Mayor Anderson said once survey results had been analysed, the draft waste strategy would be presented to Council later this year and be publicly exhibited.

Click here for general information about waste services in Ku-ring-gai.

 

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