Adoption of Our Sustainable Waste Strategy

City of Newcastle (CN) unanimously adopted Our Sustainable Waste Strategy on 22 November 2022.
The Strategy sets a vision for reducing waste, increasing recycling rates, strengthening the economy and creating new jobs within Newcastle over the next 20 years. Summerhill Waste Management Centre will be transformed into an innovative resource recovery facility helping to reduce the amount of waste that ends up in landfill and changing the way we return, reuse, repair and recycle resources.

Why develop a Waste Strategy?

Waste services are an essential service for City of Newcastle and the Hunter region. Developing a sustainable waste solution is critical for the future of our planet, our people and our prosperity. By capturing more of the value from our waste, we're helping to protect the earth and it's finite resources, creating new employment opportunities and enduring value for our community.

The Strategy is a critical component of Newcastle's 2040 shared community vision to be a liveable, sustainable, inclusive global city.

For more information, please visit the Our Sustainable Waste Strategy website.

Thanks for having your say!

During the development of the strategy, we heard from thousands of residents about how we can better manage our waste and recycling, including a focus on resource recovery, education programs and collaboration with the healthcare industry and food rescue organistions. Thanks for having your say and contributing to a more sustainable future!

Read the Engagement Report for more details.