Rockhampton Regional Council Resource Recovery Strategy

Waste has a real impact on the lifestyle we enjoy. More waste means more landfill sites in our communities, more greenhouse gases contributing to climate change and more litter in our environment.

Everyone has a role to play - business, industry, government and Queenslanders - we are all pivotal in adopting the sustainable behaviours needed to create a less wasteful, more resourceful future and to inspire our next generation of waste champions.

The goal is to maximise the value of the resources we use, minimise the waste we create, cut emissions and pollution, and help create a cleaner, healthier planet.

The Resource Recovery Strategy(PDF, 65MB) seeks to address some of the challenges we face as we refocus our attention toward a target of zero waste by 2040 and embrace a circular economy. View the Resource Recovery Strategy Overview(PDF, 21MB).

The strategy aligns with the Regional Waste and Resource Recovery Management Plan and Queensland’s Waste Management and Resource Recovery Strategy(PDF, 3MB). The Community Summary(PDF, 3MB) provides simple actions to help Queenslanders reduce their own waste, boost recycling, and reduce the impact of waste on the environment.

The strategy fulfills Council's obligations under the Waste Reduction and Recycling Act 2011. Find out more by visiting the Department of Environment and Science.