|Kempsey Shire Council – Your council Our community|
Kempsey Shire Council offers a comprehensive range of waste management and education services, including fortnightly recycling and green waste collection, operation of the Waste Management Centre and 3 transfer stations, community information sessions, school visits and an annual Waste into Art competition for local schools.
The three-bin kerbside recycling service is provided to the most accessible densely populated parts of the Shire but all residences are entitled to have a new HandyBin for diverting all food scraps out of landfill (via Red-lid bins or transfer station deposits).
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Council also provides free or subsidised proper waste disposal options for many potentially hazardous wastes our community does not want going into landfill (Red-lid bins). These include mobile phones, batteries, e-waste (TVs, PCs), tyres, mattresses and household chemicals.
Kempsey Shire is committed to the reduction of waste to landfill and in the financial year to 2012 7,707 tonnes of domestic waste was diverted to recycling from the 19,694 tonnes of municipal material received at the Waste Management Centre for proper disposal. This is a 39% diversion from waste that would have ended up buried as landfill however Council and the EPA have a 60% target to achieve as soon as possible with the community’s support.
Strategies to assist the community to minimise waste and better protect our shared environment need your help - so please give us your suggestions and try to always get the right waste to the right place!