The Cassowary Coast Regional Council Solid Waste Management Strategy 2013-2023 was adopted by Council on 28 March 2013 after extensive community consultation, and is based on outcomes endorsed by the community.
The 10 year strategy provides Council with a road map for managing solid waste generated within the Cassowary Coast region and allows Council to meet its legislative responsibilities.
Built on an environmentally, financially and socially sustainable approach to waste management, the Strategy focuses on the four areas of waste management - Infrastructure, Services, Resource Recovery and Community Education.
The success of the strategy depends upon the community truly embracing the principles and implementing the actions which impact on their sector. With good community participation and sound technological input by Council, it is anticipated that this will be a strategy which can be implemented without being a burden on the community or the environment, fostering a knowledgeable and proactive community.