Community Waste and Recycling Survey

The City of Greater Geraldton wants to hear your views about domestic waste and recycling services in the region.

Following the recent release of the WA government’s Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery (WARR) Strategy 2030Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery (WARR) Strategy 2030, the City is developing 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 City is developing a long term Strategic Waste Management Plan which will provide 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. To be in the best position to meet this goal, the City must introduce progressive ways to minimise waste to landfill through targeted activities, education and information programs.

The City cannot achieve these targets on its own. To guide the Plan, we are undertaking a resident survey to better understand the community’s knowledge and views on waste and recycling.

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

Having Your Say...

The City of Greater Geraldton wants to thank everyone who took our survey.  Your feedback will be used to inform the development of the City's long=term waste management plan.

Bales of plastic bottles ready for recycling

Caption:  Plastic bottles baled and ready for transport.