Community Waste and Recycling Survey

Project Background

Following the release of the WA government’s  Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery (WARR) Strategy 2030 the City began to develop a long term waste management plan that will include targets for managing and reducing waste generated within the City region.

The key focus of the strategy is to generate less waste, recover more value and resources from waste, and to protect the environment by managing waste responsibility. All local governments must align services and activities with this strategy. The strategy includes specific targets for waste generated within the City of Greater Geraldton.

The Survey

From mid July to early August 2020 the City conducted a resident survey to gain a better understanding of the community’s knowledge and views on waste and recycling. More than 750 people responded to the survey and provided feedback on the City’s existing waste services and changes they would like to see in the future.  Read the survey report here

The results of the Survey informed the development of the City of Greater Geraldton Strategic Waste Management & Recycling Action Plan 2020-2030. The Plan provides a commitment to achieving a 60% diversion of waste from landfill by 2030 and the continuous improvement in the way the City manages waste generated within the community.  Read the City of Greater Geraldton Strategic Waste Management & Recycling Action Plan 2020-2030 here

What about kerbside recycling and the FOGO Trial?

There are a number of reason why the City has not introduced kerbside recycling which include:

  • foreign market restrictions
  • environmental factors
  • cost and recovery

Detailed information on these factors here

The FOGO - Food Organic Garden Organic Trial is currently underway. More information on the trial here

Bales of plastic bottles ready for recycling

Caption:  Plastic bottles baled and ready for transport.