The Future of Shoalhaven Waste Management
Council’s only remaining mixed waste landfill site at West Nowra will be full within the next 10 years. Without an alternative landfill currently available it is necessary to preserve the landfill space at West Nowra by finding ways to recycle more waste.
As a result Council has investigated opportunities, through expert technology providers, to process domestic waste into usable products. A brief overview of the various options was provided in the brochure at this link. We Can Recycle More!
During October and November 2013 Council conducted a survey of residents opinions through a specialist Market Research company. The report can be viewed at Public Survey Results - Waste Processing Options
Waste and recycling
Council aims to provide efficient, reliable and sustainable waste services to meet the needs of our diverse community. Services include:
Home Sustainability Workshops
Shoalhaven City Council offers free 1 ½ hour workshops in household sustainability covering topics such as composting, worm farming, natural cleaning, organic veggie gardening and "love your leftovers" (Love Food Hate Waste).
How to report illegal dumping of waste
Love Food Hate Waste
The average NSW household throws away over $1000 worth of food each year. Find out great tips for cutting down on food waste in your household as well as fun and nutritious recipies for your leftovers.
Includes what you can and can’t recycle, when your recycle bin will be picked up, recycling tips
Details about how to recycle common items, including special programs for certain types of goods
Council has 10 waste and recycling depots at various locations throughout the Shoalhaven where selected types of waste can be delivered.
Pollution Incident Response Management Plans (PIRMP) and Environmental Monitoring Data for Council’s licenced waste and transfer facilities, as required by the POEO Act 1997 and POEO (General) Regulation 2009, are available for viewing at Pollution Incident Response Plans and Environmental Monitoring Data