Advanced Waste Treatment

The City is developing green infrastructure to reach our greenhouse gas emissions reduction target of 70% by 2030 (based on 2006 levels).

Advanced waste treatment is green infrastructure that turns waste into energy. So instead of putting waste into landfill, we propose to treat waste as a resource, by using mechanical, biological or thermal processes to harvest metals, recyclables, organics and renewable energy.

The master plan reviews a wide a range of technology solutions and suggests converting our non-recyclable waste to a renewable gas as the optimal solution. Together with recycling, this method could divert over 95% of waste from landfill.

Read the draft Master Plan here. Thank you to all the businesses and community member who provided feedback on the draft Plan in mid-2014. City staff will now evaluate this feedback and report back on the outcomes. 

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  • Draft Advanced Waste Treatment Master Plan Community Reference Panel

    The Advanced Waste Treatment Community Reference Panel has now been selected. Over the next 3 weeks we will be working with them to unpack the key elements of the plan. We will carefully consider the panel's feedback as we finalise the Master Plan. 

    by Community Engagement 30 May 2014, 02:45 PM
  • What is Advanced Waste Treatment?

    Advanced Waste Treatment turns waste into a resource, by using mechanical, biological or thermal processes to harvest metals, recyclables, organics and renewable energy.

    To find out more check out our Fact Sheet and infographic.


    by Community Engagement 23 Apr 2014, 03:34 PM