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Environment Protection Authority

Environmental Issues

Waste and recycling

Resources: local council waste and resource recovery

The following NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) publications, tools and services are designed to help NSW local councils manage waste and resource recovery.

Waste and recycling infrastructure advice for councils

Free advisory support services are available to assist councils with infrastructure advice, guidance and coaching:

Kerbside resource recovery

  • Best Bin Systems: preferred resource recovery practices by Local Council – Best Bin Systems provides advice on kerbside collection of waste and recyclables from single dwellings.
  • Kerbside audits: guidelines for conducting household kerbside residual waste, recycling and garden organics audits in NSW local government areas.
  • Reducing contamination at the kerbside: reducing contamination of dry recyclables and garden organics at the kerbside.
  • Collection systems for food and garden organics: the food and garden organics best practice collection manual provides advice on designing an organics collection system.

Multi-unit dwellings

Rural and regional waste facilities

Designing waste management services

Case studies

  • Case study video gallery of the outstanding waste diversion work done by local government organisations, featuring council staff, councillors and community members.

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Page last updated: 27 October 2016