Our Coast, Our Waste

Consultation for the Our Coast, Our Waste project has now concluded. You can view the full consultation report here, alternatively - you can view the engagement summary here.  


Did you know us Coasties recycle around 45% of our total household waste? Not bad, but we can do better!

This is why Central Coast Council is developing its first Waste Management Strategy to reassess current waste initiatives and reduce the amount of waste we throw away.



How to get involved

Take the waste survey - This survey is now closed.
Thank you to everyone who participated. Your feedback will be used to help shape the strategy.

Online discussion forum - The opportunity to comment in this discussion forum has ended.
Thank you to everyone who participated. Your feedback will be used to help shape the strategy.
Take a tour!
See what happens after each bin night! Join us for site tours at Woy Woy and Buttonderry Waste Management facilities. Book a tour here.
Pop Ups - Pop Ups have now been completed.


Workshop with us - Workshops have now been completed.
Come along and help shape the future of waste and resource recovery.


About the Central Coast Waste Strategy

We are encouraging residents to have their say on household waste management to help develop the first Waste Management Strategy for the region.

Waste Management in Australia is constantly evolving and recent changes including the Council amalgamation have provided us with an opportunity reassess our waste initiatives and seek to inspire change to help minimise the amount of waste sent to landfill and its impact on the environment.

Council cannot do this alone – we need our community to help guide where this Strategy goes and your willingness to come on board with future initiatives will be the key to its success.

We already provide a number of innovative free recycling options and education programs to help our community reduce the amount of waste being created at home and sent to landfill and these have been successful due to the motivation of our community to do the right thing.

This includes our record-breaking Chemical CleanOut events and problem waste collection units throughout Council, which has seen seven tonnes of batteries, half a tonne of light globes and one tonne of mobile phones collected for recycling.

However, right now more than half of Central Coast residents’ household waste is sent to landfill. In order to make significant improvements, we need to proactively continue to re-evaluate our waste initiatives, with the aim of reducing the amount of waste we send there.

Did you know us Coasties recycle around 45% of our total household waste? Not bad, but we can do better!

This is why Central Coast Council is developing its first Waste Management Strategy to reassess current waste initiatives and reduce the amount of waste we throw away.



How to get involved

Take the waste survey - This survey is now closed.
Thank you to everyone who participated. Your feedback will be used to help shape the strategy.

Online discussion forum - The opportunity to comment in this discussion forum has ended.
Thank you to everyone who participated. Your feedback will be used to help shape the strategy.
Take a tour!
See what happens after each bin night! Join us for site tours at Woy Woy and Buttonderry Waste Management facilities. Book a tour here.
Pop Ups - Pop Ups have now been completed.


Workshop with us - Workshops have now been completed.
Come along and help shape the future of waste and resource recovery.


About the Central Coast Waste Strategy

We are encouraging residents to have their say on household waste management to help develop the first Waste Management Strategy for the region.

Waste Management in Australia is constantly evolving and recent changes including the Council amalgamation have provided us with an opportunity reassess our waste initiatives and seek to inspire change to help minimise the amount of waste sent to landfill and its impact on the environment.

Council cannot do this alone – we need our community to help guide where this Strategy goes and your willingness to come on board with future initiatives will be the key to its success.

We already provide a number of innovative free recycling options and education programs to help our community reduce the amount of waste being created at home and sent to landfill and these have been successful due to the motivation of our community to do the right thing.

This includes our record-breaking Chemical CleanOut events and problem waste collection units throughout Council, which has seen seven tonnes of batteries, half a tonne of light globes and one tonne of mobile phones collected for recycling.

However, right now more than half of Central Coast residents’ household waste is sent to landfill. In order to make significant improvements, we need to proactively continue to re-evaluate our waste initiatives, with the aim of reducing the amount of waste we send there.

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