What are we doing?

We are serious about transforming our waste and litter services and empowering our community to create a meaningful impact. We are taking a major step towards a sustainable ‘reuse, repair and recycle’ model of waste management with the launch of our first waste and circular economy strategy.

Our draft Waste and Circular Economy Strategy 2040 – Rethink. Reduce. Reuse. and action plan is a blueprint for future waste management, which is aimed at transforming waste and litter management services away from a ‘take, make and dispose’ model to one which provides for a cleaner, more sustainable future. While change is not easy, many solutions are within our reach.

We need your help to get it right.

Learn more below and have your say by:

  • completing the survey
  • making a submission by emailing us council@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au or
  • writing to us marked 'Draft Waste and Circular Economy Strategy' Northern Beaches Council, PO Box 82, Manly NSW 1655

The survey and submissions close on Sunday 10 December 2023.

Did you know?

Disclaimer: These facts are condensed versions of those found within the strategy.
* PWC, Building a more circular Australia – The opportunity of transitioning to a circular economy, March 2021.

About the strategy

This strategy explores our challenges and opportunities and sets a clear path to improving environmental outcomes by working together with our community, local businesses, and other levels of government.

What is a circular economy?

The circular economy involves a transition from the linear ‘take-make-dispose’ economic system towards circulating materials in the economy for as long as possible at their highest value through reuse, repair and recycling. The ‘circular economy’ is based on designing out waste and pollution, keeping products and materials in use and regenerating natural systems.

Learn more, then tell us what you think

  • Got 5 minutes?

    Read our snapshot to learn about the purpose and key elements of the strategy.

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  • Take a deeper dive

    Read the whole strategy. It's quite a large document but if you've got the time it's worth a read. Allow approx. 2 hours.

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About the survey

Our survey asks for your thoughts on our directions and the actions we intend to move forward with. This page will stay open when you take the survey - that way you can refer to the detail if you would like when responding.

Take your time, we know how important it is to get this strategy right.

Have we got it right?

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