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Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Cessnock City seeks feedback on waste management services

Waste management is a part of everyone’s daily life.

From purchasing goods that generate rubbish to its disposal, it impacts all and sundry.

So, how we manage waste as a community is vital.

The draft Cessnock Waste Management Policy is now on public exhibition.

The new proposal hopes to ensure residents can easily understand Cessnock City Council’s waste management services and the cost of using these amenities.

“We need to ensure our waste services are meeting the needs of our community while, at the same time, working together to reduce the amount of waste we are producing and putting into landfill,” said Cessnock City mayor Bob Pynsent, adding waste was one of the greatest challenges for community and every level of government.

“Waste comes at a cost to council and, of course, a cost to residents.

“This policy aims to strike a balance and ensure we are responsibly managing waste as a community.

“It’s great to see that the draft Cessnock Waste Management Policy removes barriers for the more vulnerable in our community.

“There is provision for eligible businesses to use waste vouchers on behalf of clients who are elderly and with disability.

“Council is committed to ensuring equity across our services.”

The provision is also aimed at ensuring the most vulnerable in the Cessnock LGA is not disadvantaged and reflects a resolution of council earlier in the year for this issue to be addressed.

To view the draft Cessnock Waste Management Policy and provide feedback, visit the ‘Have your say’ section of council’s website.

It’s on public exhibition until Sunday 30 May.

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