Waste Management Strategy Consultation

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Share your vision for the future of waste in Singleton

The way we need to deal with waste is evolving, and we want our community’s input to guide the future waste services we provide for you.

Singleton Council is seeking feedback to develop a Waste Management Strategy which will set the framework for the delivery of waste services that not only meet community needs and expectations, but also guarantee reliability, affordability, and sustainability.

This is your chance to help us shape the way waste and resource recovery is delivered and managed across the Singleton local government area. Your input ensures we’re balancing the services you want with the cost to the community associated with delivering them.

Your feedback will direct things like the operations at the Singleton Waste Management Facility, Council waste initiatives, kerbside bulk waste collection, problem waste recycling and more.

Get involved

Online Survey

Complete the online survey to have your say + go the draw to win one of five $250 Spend in Singleton gift cards!

The survey will open on 8 March 2023 and closes on 16 April 2023.

Click here to complete the survey

Drop In Sessions

Jerrys Plains 20 March 2023 5 - 6pm Jerrys Plains Hall
Elderslie 27 March 2023 5 - 6pm Elderslie Hall
Virtual session 1 28 March 2023 5.30 - 6.30pm You must register online to participate in the virtual session. Register here
Virtual session 2 29 March 2023 12.30 - 1.30pm You must register online to participate in the virtual session. Register here
Singleton 29 March 2023 5 - 6pm Singleton Civic Centre
Broke 3 April 2023 5 - 6pm Broke Village Hall


Why are we creating a Waste Management Strategy?

In 2021 the NSW Government released their Waste and Sustainable Materials Strategy, which set five, 10 and 20-year targets for waste management.

The strategy not only focuses on waste reduction and recycling but also on environmental benefits and economic opportunities from how waste is managed across the state.

Under the strategy Councils in NSW are bound by the target of diverting 80% of all waste streams from landfill by 2030. Currently within Singleton each household disposes of an average of 22 kilograms of waste through their kerbside bins per week, which adds up to over 1 tonne of waste from each household every year in the 3 bins alone.

In addition to the kerbside collection Council receives 16,000 tonnes of waste at the Waste Management Facility through self-haul deliveries by both residential and commercial customers. Currently, Singleton is achieving 36% diversion from landfill from the kerbside bins and 15% landfill diversion for waste received at the Waste Management Facility. If we are going to meet the state target, we need to change the way we do waste in Singleton.

For Singleton to reach the target of 80% diversion of waste from landfill, we will need to consider major changes to our currently offered waste services which are delivering diversion rates well below the future target.

As a result, Council requires the feedback of our residents and commercial operators in the Singleton LGA to identify what landfill diversion opportunities, service changes and community engagement you want us to explore through a thorough community consultation process.

By developing a long-term Waste Management Strategy, Council will be able to make informed decisions to manage the waste produced in the Singleton local government area in a cost-effective way for customers, and in an environmentally sustainable manner.

When will the Singleton Waste Management Strategy be available?

The draft Singleton Waste Management Strategy will be placed on public exhibition for community feedback later this year.




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