Waste Reduction and Recycling Plan

Council invited comment on Council’s draft Waste Reduction and Recycling Plan 2016-2024 during April-May 2016, reviewed feedback and amended the Plan.

Council adopted the amended Waste Reduction and Recycling Plan in June, 2016. Please see the final Plan in the document library to the right of this screen and more details in the news feed below.

The plan spells out Council’s waste reduction and recycling priorities for the next eight years, including targets set by the state and the community jury’s recommendations for reducing organic waste sent to landfill.

These recommendations – including a future mandatory green waste bin service – are an important part of Noosa's long-term Towards Zero Waste Strategy.

TheWaste Reduction and Recycling Plan 2016-2024 looks at how Council goes about reducing the volume of waste produced and how to increase the amount of waste diverted from landfill, such as by composting and recycling, and how it tackles littering and illegal dumping.

In some cases Council is already exceeding state government waste diversion targets, such as construction and demolition waste where it is already diverting up to 99% from landfill to recycling.

There is still work to be done to reduce recyclable and organic material in the domestic waste stream and this plan will help guide Noosa's journey towards zero waste.

See News Feed below for the latest update.

Council invited comment on Council’s draft Waste Reduction and Recycling Plan 2016-2024 during April-May 2016, reviewed feedback and amended the Plan.

Council adopted the amended Waste Reduction and Recycling Plan in June, 2016. Please see the final Plan in the document library to the right of this screen and more details in the news feed below.

The plan spells out Council’s waste reduction and recycling priorities for the next eight years, including targets set by the state and the community jury’s recommendations for reducing organic waste sent to landfill.

These recommendations – including a future mandatory green waste bin service – are an important part of Noosa's long-term Towards Zero Waste Strategy.

TheWaste Reduction and Recycling Plan 2016-2024 looks at how Council goes about reducing the volume of waste produced and how to increase the amount of waste diverted from landfill, such as by composting and recycling, and how it tackles littering and illegal dumping.

In some cases Council is already exceeding state government waste diversion targets, such as construction and demolition waste where it is already diverting up to 99% from landfill to recycling.

There is still work to be done to reduce recyclable and organic material in the domestic waste stream and this plan will help guide Noosa's journey towards zero waste.

See News Feed below for the latest update.

  • New Waste Plan adopted

    about 1 year ago

    Thank you Noosa for your input into the new PLan. Noosa Council endorsed the Waste Reduction and Recycling Plan at their Ordinary Meeting on the 16 June 2016.

    The plan was drafted to comply with state government requirements and reflected the recommendations of Noosa’s first Community Jury. It was slightly amended following a further public consultation phase in May, which generated additional feedback from the Noosa community.

    See the final Plan and a table of comments provided by the community during the most recent consultation, and Council’s response to those comments, in the document library to the right of this... Continue reading

    Thank you Noosa for your input into the new PLan. Noosa Council endorsed the Waste Reduction and Recycling Plan at their Ordinary Meeting on the 16 June 2016.

    The plan was drafted to comply with state government requirements and reflected the recommendations of Noosa’s first Community Jury. It was slightly amended following a further public consultation phase in May, which generated additional feedback from the Noosa community.

    See the final Plan and a table of comments provided by the community during the most recent consultation, and Council’s response to those comments, in the document library to the right of this screen.


  • Consultation closes, more work on Plan

    over 1 year ago

    Thank you Noosa for contributing thirty-six submissions and comments on the Plan, including a detailed response from the Noosa Community Biosphere Association. Your feedback is highly valued. The Waste team is now analysing the data and will amend the Plan, where necessary, to reflect community input and to arrive at the best outcome for the whole community. The amended plan will then go to Council for review and endorsement and will inform Council’s new waste contract.


    Thank you Noosa for contributing thirty-six submissions and comments on the Plan, including a detailed response from the Noosa Community Biosphere Association. Your feedback is highly valued. The Waste team is now analysing the data and will amend the Plan, where necessary, to reflect community input and to arrive at the best outcome for the whole community. The amended plan will then go to Council for review and endorsement and will inform Council’s new waste contract.