Rockhampton Regional Council Waste Strategy 2020-2030

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.

In the Rockhampton Regional Council Waste Strategy 2020-2030(PDF, 2MB), you will find an evaluation of our existing waste management capacity and current performance.

It then outlines what a zero waste community would look like in 2050 in terms of the waste we forecast our community will generate. 

The Council's strategy aligns with Queensland's new Waste Management and Resource Recovery Strategy(PDF, 3MB) and its' 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.

Plus the Council's strategy fulfills Council's obligations under the Waste Reduction and Recycling Act 2011 - find out more by visiting the Department of Environment and Sciences' Waste web page.