Environment Committee Meeting
Tuesday 13 February 2018
Administrative Centre 30 Frances Street Randwick 2031
Telephone: 1300 722 542
Fax: 02 9319 1510
Notice is hereby given that an Environment Committee Meeting of the Council of the City of Randwick will be held in the Council Chamber, First Floor, 90 Avoca Street Randwick on Tuesday, 13 February 2018 at 6:00 p.m.
Quorum: Eight (8) members
Apologies/Granting of Leave of Absences
Confirmation of the Minutes
Environment Committee Meeting – 9 August 2016
Declarations of Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary Interests
Address of Committee by Members of the Public
In respect to Privacy & Personal Information Protection Act, members of the public are advised that the proceedings of this meeting will be recorded for the purposes of clause 69 of Council’s Code of Meeting Practice.
E1/18 Waste Management Strategy 2017-2030.................................................. 1
Notice of Rescission Motions
Environment Report No. E1/18
Subject: Waste Management Strategy 2017-2030
Folder No: F2004/07280
Council developed its Waste Management Strategy 2010 in line with the directions, priorities and targets of the NSW Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Strategy 2003-2014. Since then NSW EPA has revised their strategy and developed the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery (WARR) Strategy 2014-21 with new priorities and targets. Council has now reviewed its Waste Management Strategy 2010 and developed the Draft Waste Management Strategy 2017-2030 (the “Strategy”). In developing the Strategy Council considered current waste collection and processing services, waste generation, landfill diversion and waste profiles and took guidance from NSW WARR Strategy 2014-21. The strategy analyses future waste management options for greater sustainable and financial outcomes with community inputs through workshops.
The purpose of this report is to present the Draft Waste Management Strategy 2017-2030 to Council and seek approval for public exhibition.
Randwick City Council spread over a land area of 37 km2, is home to more than
140,000 residents living mostly in multi-unit dwellings (66%). The total number of residents in the summer season increases significantly as the city welcomes visitors from across the country and the globe. Furthermore, thousands of students attend the University of NSW and other workplaces adding to our daily population profile. This results in significant waste management challenges impacting on residential and public place services.
Council provides all households with the New South Wales best practice waste collection services, which includes weekly rubbish (red-lid), fortnightly household recycling (yellow-lid) and green waste (green-lid) bins, and four bulky waste (two scheduled and two on-call) collection services. Council also provides electronic waste, household chemicals, polystyrene, paper and cardboard, soft plastics and whitegoods drop-off services at the Randwick Recycling Centre located in Matraville. Also, Council provides street, parks and beach cleaning services.
Currently Council collects approximately 52,000 tonnes of waste per year. Through household recycling of green waste, dry recyclables, dropped of recyclables at the Recycling Centre and processing of 20,000 tonnes of rubbish at Mechanical and Biological Treatment (MBT) facilities Council achieves approximately 56% landfill diversion.
Council developed its Waste Management Strategy 2010 with objectives to improve waste collection and processing services in line with NSW Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Strategy 2003-2014 in order to achieve the following targets:
· 66% landfill diversion
· No untreated waste to landfill
In their Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Strategy 2014-2021 NSW EPA has set out the following new key targets:
· Reduction of waste generation per capita
· Increase landfill diversion rate to 75%
· Reduce household problem waste
· Reduce illegal dumping and litter
In light of the above targets Council is setting out its strategy, targets and a roadmap to achieve these targets. The development of the targets encompasses the review of the Waste Management Strategy 2010, analysis of the legislative requirements, overall waste management data and current waste collection and processing services including household bin composition as identified through waste audits. In addition, substantial research and analysis of available alternative waste treatment technologies, which can be used to increase landfill diversion.
The Waste Management Strategy 2017-2030 (attachment A) sets out Council’s vision for long term waste management in the City. It also sets the targets and a roadmap to achieve the targets. The targets set are consistent with the NSW Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Strategy 2014-2021:
• Reduce per capita waste generation by 2022 compared with 2017 level
• Increase recycling rate to 70% and divert 75% waste from landfill by 2025
• Treat all waste prior to landfill disposal by 2025
• Reduce incidence of problem wastes in household collections by 2022 compared with 2015 level
• Reduce illegal dumping and littering by 2022 compared with 2017 level
Relationship to City Plan
The relationship with the City Plan is as follows:
Outcome 10: A Healthy Environment.
Direction 10e: Waste is managed sustainably to ensure highest level of resource recovery.
Financial impact statement
There is no direct financial impact for this Strategy.
Any savings or additional costs in implementing the Action Plan following the first five years will be reflected in the reasonable cost calculation for Annual Domestic Waste Management Charge as required under section 504(3) of the Local Government Act 1993.
The Draft Waste Management Strategy 2017–2030 (the “Strategy”) has been developed following the directions and objectives of the NSW Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Strategy 2014-21. The Strategy sets targets, priorities and actions for management of waste in the City to 2030. The focus areas for the Strategy are collection services, recycling and resource recovery, clean city and streetscapes, problem wastes and community engagement.
The Strategy will be put on public exhibition for three weeks for stakeholder and community feedback. Following the feedback the Strategy will be finalized for Council approval.
That Council agree:
1. the Draft Waste Management Strategy 2017-2030 shown in attachment A for public exhibition for three (3) weeks; and
2. the General Manager to bring back report to Council following the exhibition with stakeholder and community feedback.
DRAFT Waste Management Strategy 2017-2030