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WASTE AND
RESOURCES

Imagine a city with clean public places where resources are used efficiently, resulting in lower costs, less waste and healthy local environments.

Australians are reported to be one of the highest generators of waste in the world per capita, with the average Victorian generating over two tonnes per year. The amount of waste we generate continues to grow, with our relatively affluent lifestyles and a population growth both significant factors. The generation and management of this waste has substantial environmental and social impacts.

In 2014, an audit of the Civic Centre Offices and Operations Centre showed that 28.4 tonnes of total waste was generated by Council Staff, of which 54% was sent to landfill and 46% was recycled or composted. In 2015, Council reduced total waste generated to 12.8 tonnes, of which 37% went to landfill. Council has achieved substantial reductions through a range of actions aimed at reducing waste to landfill, increasing recycling rates and improving resource efficiency.

Waste reducing action include:

  • Achieving Silver Accreditation as part of Sustainability Victoria’s Waste Wise Council program
  • Recycling of operational waste handled through Council’s Operation Centre, including green waste, steel and batteries.

CORPORATE OBJECTIVES
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Waste to Landfill
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Recycling and Re-use
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Resource Efficiency
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Sustainable Procurement
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COMMUNITY OBJECTIVES
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Waste to Landfill
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Recycling and Re-use
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Litter Prevention
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Planning
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Awareness
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