Waste & Recycling
Southern Downs Regional Council provides many options in relation to waste management and recycling.
A kerbside waste and recycling collection service is provided to most households in the region.
There are a number of waste facilities in most townships throughout the region for use by domestic and commercial users, accepting at the minimum, general waste and recyclables. Council provides waste and recycling education and programs for schools, child care centres and members of the public throughout the year and have a number of recycling and reuse programs available to the community all year round.
In 2016, Council adopted the Waste Reduction and Recycling Plan 2016 – 2026 (PDF 4.8MB), which sets out Council’s intentions for managing and reducing waste in the Region over the next 10 years. Through the actions in the Plan, Council aims to have the total amount of waste generated in the Region reduced by 10% by 2025 to no more than 1.0 tonnes per person per annum.
A further goal is to increase the amount of waste that is reused, recycled and recovered by 40%.
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