Consultation is now closed

Public consultation on the Cleaning Up Our Act: The Future for Waste and Resource Recovery in NSW issues paper is now closed.

Thank you for your feedback on the future of waste and resource recovery in New South Wales. We had 221 public submissions on the issues paper between 8 March – 8 May 2020. A copy of the interim consultation outcomes is now available and will be updated as feedback is further reviewed.

The submissions and targeted feedback will be used to develop a draft 20-Year Waste Strategy that will present a proposed package of actions for implementation. This will be supported by technical analysis of the interactions and the trade-offs between options alongside their feasibility, costs and benefits. We will carry out a second round of public consultation on the draft before finalising the 20-Year Waste Strategy.

If you have questions, please contact the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment on 131 555 or 20YWS@dpie.nsw.gov.au.

Why it matters

The management of waste and recycling is one of our most pressing environmental and social challenges. It is a service we all rely on each and every day. The sector is undergoing significant change due to shifts in domestic and global markets, as well as community expectation about what happens to their waste. There is an opportunity for NSW to lead the way in waste reduction, recycling and protecting our environment.

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A conversation on the future of waste and recycling

The NSW 20-Year Waste Strategy is a whole-of-government initiative to provide a long-term strategic direction for communities, industry and all levels of government to work together to build resilient services and markets for waste resources.

The Future for Waste and Recycling

Thank you for your feedback on our issues paper.

An issues paper Cleaning Up Our Act: The Future for Waste and Resource Recovery in NSW was released for public consultation between 8 March - 8 May 2020, to help shape the development of the 20-Year Waste Strategy.

Drawing on the evidence and stakeholder engagement to date, the issues paper sets out the case for action and outlines a range of options that could support the shift towards a circular economy.

We sought your feedback on options to:

Generate less waste

Improve collection and sorting

Plan for future infrastructure

Create end markets

Consultation is now closed

Public consultation on the issues paper is now closed.

Thank you for your feedback on the future of waste and recycling in New South Wales.

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Next steps

The submissions and targeted feedback will be used to develop a draft 20-Year Waste Strategy that will present a proposed package of actions for implementation. This will be supported by technical analysis of the interactions and the trade-offs between options alongside their feasibility, costs and benefits.

We will carry out a second round of public consultation on the draft before finalising the 20-Year Waste Strategy.

Your privacy

Please note, your feedback on Cleaning Up Our Act: The Future for Waste and Resource Recovery in NSW may include ‘personal information,' including your name, address, email, internet protocol address and any other personal information contained in your feedback.

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (the Department) must comply with the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 and the Department’s Privacy Management Plan. Visit the Department’s privacy page and the Privacy Policy for further information on its online consultation platform.

The Department may publish all or part of your feedback on its website, on its online consultation platform or in a consultation report. In providing us with your feedback, you consent to the Department publishing all or part of your feedback. If you would like all or part of your feedback to be withheld from publication, please let us know when making your feedback.

If you send us an email, we will record your email address for the purpose of responding to you.

All information held by the Department is subject to the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009.