Waste and Recycling Advisory Committee

The WBB Waste and Recycling Advisory Committee was formally established in 2013. This Committee is exploring ways of reducing waste and recycling materials more effectively in a regional context, as well as exploring ways of sharing education resources.

The Committee developed a Regional Waste Strategy in 2016 which was endorsed by each of the WBBROC member Councils.  The Strategy is available below:

2015-16 WBBROC_Regional_Waste_Strategy_Final.doc

The Committee is now looking at future landfill options and alternate ways in which it might be able to convert waste into energy.   

The Committee has secured a regional approach for testing the quality of water at landfill sites.  This regional approach helped all Councils to reduce their costs for this important regulatory requirement.

Waste and Recycling Education Officers

The Waste and Recycling Education Officers have formed a sub-group of the Waste and Recycling Advisory Committee.  This group is involved in the promotion of recycling and the education of schools and the community generally on matters of waste collection and recycling.  The group is very collaborative and shares information and resources to ensure the region gets the best outcomes.  There is also collaboration on the development of advertisements and community announcements.