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Rethink Waste encourages our community to rethink what we do with our waste to improve our collective efforts to reduce, reuse and recycle. At Rethink Waste, we know that by working together we can significantly reduce the amount of waste ending up as landfill, thereby reducing the impact of waste on the environment.

Rethink Waste is a statewide initiative involving the three regional waste management groups – the Cradle Coast Waste Management Group, the Northern Tasmanian Waste Management Group and Waste Strategy South. The groups were established by their local member councils to coordinate waste management services, develop and implement waste management and recycling projects, and raise awareness of best practice waste and recycling. The groups are supported by member Council contributions and/or using funds raised through a voluntary waste levy on all waste disposed to landfill in Tasmania.

All three groups use the waste management hierarchy to guide their strategies and activities.

Based on the widely recognised principles of ‘Reduce, Reuse, Recycle’, better known as the waste management hierarchy, Rethink Waste aims to raise community awareness of, and participation in, sound waste management practices to reduce the burden of waste on landfill and the environment.

The hierarchy sets out the preferred order of waste management practices from the most preferred, avoid, to the least preferred, dispose.

Cradle Coast Waste Management Group

The Cradle Coast Waste Management Group (CCWMG) was formed in 2007 and represents seven northwest Tasmanian municipal areas participating in the voluntary waste levy. It is made up by a representative from each council and includes…

Northern Tasmanian Waste Management Group

In September 2007, all eight participating councils of Northern Tasmanian Development (NTD) committed to a waste management agreement for northern Tasmania. This included a commitment that the Northern Tasmanian Waste Management…

Waste Strategy South

Facilitates strategic planning for waste management in southern Tasmania and implements activities outlined in the Southern Waste Management Strategy and the Regional Action Plan…

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