Over the last decade, waste management has changed. We now focus on a resource recovery approach that values waste as a usable resource. Instead of burying waste in landfill, councils are looking for ways to manage waste to achieve the best balance of environmental, economic and social outcomes.
Councils are seeking to align their waste management targets with the Queensland Government by moving towards a zero-waste society and enabling a circular economy.
By exploring a combined sub-regional approach to waste management services, our councils may be able to identify waste management solutions that would not be available to each council individually.
Queensland Government Waste Strategy
For information on the Queensland Government’s waste strategy and their discussion paper about energy from waste, please visit their website.