Council is undertaking a series of waste surveys across the Newcastle local government area during 2017-18. Council has engaged a qualified third party contractor with extensive experience in waste auditing to undertake the surveys.
The purpose of the survey is to collect information which assists Council to plan for and improve future waste services and infrastructure for the community and to tailor waste and recycling education messages. The methodology being used has been developed by the NSW State Government to provide robust and reliable data.
The materials in the bins will be collected on the usual day of collection, prior to your normal collection time and all effort will be taken to minimise disturbance to residents.
Individual property addresses are not reported at any point in the audit process, collected waste is given an independent code and all data is reported in an aggregated form only.
To protect residents privacy Council takes the below measures:
- Individual property addresses are not reported at any point in the audit process
- Collected waste is given an independent code and all data is reported in an aggregated form only
- Conditions of the project prohibit the public reporting of any specific details related to any personal information
- When sorted and recorded, all collected materials are either disposed to landfill or recycled, as appropriate.
Residents are welcome to contact Council if they have any concerns or questions on 02 4974 2000