Find out about the City of Stirling’s commitment to zero waste by 2020.
As part of its environmental charter, the City of Stirling is working towards the State Government’s vision of Zero Waste by 2020.
That means that the primary focus of all of the City’s 'waste' initiatives is to reduce the amount of waste, that is collected by or delivered to the City, sent to landfill through re use and recycling.
The City’s program also has a strong focus on recovering and safely disposing of hazardous household waste.
The type of services the City utilises to meet these goals are designed to also be simple and convenient to use for all the City’s residents, regardless of their circumstances.
To improve the quality of our environment, responsibility has to be shared between the City (and its contractors) and our residents.
Whereas the City commits itself to provide all the necessary service outlets in order to re use, recycle or safely dispose of waste, it is each resident’s responsibility to reduce the amount of waste they produce in the first instance and to utilise the services provided by the City in accordance with the best practice rules that govern the use of these services.
All of these services are regulated by the Waste Management Local Law 2010. The purpose of this law is to regulate the storage, collection and disposal of waste and refuse in the city.