Coffs Harbour Waste 2017 Conference wrap-up

On 2-4 May, Cleanaway’s NSW leadership team attended Australia’s premier waste conference, Waste 2017 held in Coffs Harbour. Our representation was fantastic across the program and our partnership approach to municipal contracts was well-received by delegates attending. If you missed a session, you can view videos of all Cleanaway’s presentations below:


Cleanaway New South Wales General Manager David Clancy joined the panel discussion on the Container Deposit Scheme as New South Wales prepares to launch this scheme on December 1, 2017. Follow the discussion and learn how it will roll out below:



kNOw Waste Program coordinator Sarah Grixti argued for the case for kerbside waste education in early childhood education. Here’s a quick peek: young children learn far better than we give them credit for.



Cleanaway NSW/ACT Education Manager Michelle Mandl-Keating and Sustainable Resources Coordinator at Blacktown City Council Nicole Greenwood presented their findings and successes in using a community-based social marketing approach to kerbside recycling. They focused not only on changing behaviour, but working together with other partners to improve recycling rates. Check out their presentation below.



Sydney Municipal’s Regional Manager Michael Sankey and City of Parramatta’s Manager Waste and Sustainability Anthony Collins explained how they used audits to improve bulk household services in Parramatta, transitioning homes from a 4-times-a-year service to a more flexible schedule. This helped reduce illegal dumping, among other benefits. View their presentation below:




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