The NSW Environment Protection Authority’s (EPA) Waste and Resource Recovery (WARR) Strategy 2014–21 sets targets for the diversion of waste from landfill, increasing from 63% in 2014/15 to 75% by 2021. To achieve these targets significant investment is required to develop the infrastructure needed to process the increased volume of waste forecast to be generated across the state. This strategy has been developed to assist councils and waste industry participants to understand the expected increase in waste streams and to plan to ensure sufficient infrastructure capacity is available to process the projected volumes.
The EPA ran a series of 10 consultation workshops and webinars across NSW from September to November 2017. The 10 week consultation period closed on Monday 20 November 2017. Over 25 submissions, representing over 150 organisations, were made on the draft strategy. The EPA is now reviewing consultation submissions and will publish the finalised strategy in early 2018.
Review the consultation paper (PDF 944KB).
For more information contact the NSW EPA's Waste Strategy Team