Greater flexibility for kerbside bin sizes is one of several changes in the proposed Draft Waste Management and Minimisation Bylaw 2023.
Consultation opens today on the bylaw which allows regulation of all waste collection services and operations.
Currently the Council has two waste bylaws – Waste Management Bylaw 2009 and the Cleanfill and Waste Handling Operations Bylaw 2015.
Resource Recovery Manager Ross Trotter said the current bylaws were legally due for review in 2025.
“However we decided to review them sooner to ensure they remain fit for purpose. Following the review we decided to replace the two existing bylaws with the proposed new one. The new bylaw is consistent with recent changes to regulations under the Waste Minimisation Act and our Climate Resilience Strategy. It will also assist in achieving our Waste Management and Minimisation Plan 2020, including the goal to move towards zero waste.
The main changes in the new bylaw include:
Mr Trotter says the proposed changes will provide the Council with greater flexibility.
“Some of the proposed changes will legally enable us to adapt our services easier in the future. For example we will have the ability to offer different kerbside bin options for residents. While this is something that would need further investigation, the bylaw change provides us with a legal platform to adapt and support our Waste Management and Minimisation Plan.
Consultation on the Draft Waste Management and Minimisation Bylaw closes on Sunday 26 February 2023.