Our Coast, Our Waste

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.

This is a chance to help shape the future of our waste for our coast.



How to get involved

Take the waste survey - Closes 5 June
Provide feedback to help shape the strategy. This should take about 5 minutes.

Online discussion forum - Closes 5 June
Share and discuss your thoughts and ideas with others.
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
Come and have a chat about all things waste.

Workshop with us - dates to be announced
Once we’ve collected feedback, we’ll need your help to assess and prioritise initiatives. Subscribe for project updates and we’ll be in touch when details are released.


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.

This is a chance to help shape the future of our waste for our coast.



How to get involved

Take the waste survey - Closes 5 June
Provide feedback to help shape the strategy. This should take about 5 minutes.

Online discussion forum - Closes 5 June
Share and discuss your thoughts and ideas with others.
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
Come and have a chat about all things waste.

Workshop with us - dates to be announced
Once we’ve collected feedback, we’ll need your help to assess and prioritise initiatives. Subscribe for project updates and we’ll be in touch when details are released.


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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