Business Waste Reduction Project

The Business Waste Reduction Project aims to reduce the amount of waste disposed of to landfill by the commercial and industrial sector.


The project works with business in each NE Waste council area to develop good waste management practices by:


• Encouraging on site source separation and recovery systems;

• Providing information to businesses on service and diversion opportunities through the media, industry groups and business networks.


Since 2005 the project has assessed individual businesses; developed case studies and a toolkit; and disseminated information through newsletters, industry groups and the media.


In 2010 business cluster surveys were conducted in the central business districts of selected townships across the region to further consolidate the multiple business approach to improving waste management practices.

In 2011-12 the project will have two key focus areas;


1. To increase the number of businesses recycling and using a two-bin system

2. To stop food waste going to landfill.


The project will engage with businesses to help them to learn about and improve their waste management practices, whilst attracting recognition for their efforts. Participating business will be eligible for promotion on the project website, Facebook page and through newspaper promotion.


Contact kim@newaste.org.au for more information on how you can be involved.


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