Waste or resource?

MidWaste Regional Waste Forum (MidWaste) comprises six Councils located on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales working collectively to strategically manage waste on a regional scale.

Waste or Resource?

While it is inevitable that some materials, in our current economy, end up as waste, it is important to remember that all materials are actually resources and should be managed accordingly.  Governments at all levels are increasingly focused on how to move from our current linear model of consumption (take, make, dispose) and towards a circular model (where the aim is to design waste out of the system).

What can you do?

The Waste Hierarchy sets up a framework for reducing our waste.

For items you really do need to dispose of, you can help us reduce what goes to landfill by using the services you can find in these pages (or on your council website) available to ensure we can recycle or appropriately dispose of all materials.

SAFETY FIRST

With great regret MidWaste has decided to cancel all scheduled workshops for the safety of our participants and facilitators. 

We will review the COVID-19 situation on a regular basis to reassess our ability to provide our range of educational workshops to you all. 

Thanks for understanding and stay safe and well. 

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To keep your favourite loaf fresh throughout the week, we have some simple storage DOs and DON'Ts, courtesy of our friends at @LFHWUK.

DO: store in a cool, dark and dry place, like a bread bin or cupboard, or in original packaging.

DON'T: store in the fridge – it will make it go stale quicker!

DO: FREEZE your bread!

DON'T: use if mould is present! Most packaged bread can be eaten two days to up to a week after the best before date.

DO: clean your bread bin or cupboard regularly to get rid of mould spores.

For inspiration on how to use up your loaf – check out @LFHWUK favourite toast toppers by heading to: bit.ly/3eO1V5g

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🥦 CHEESY CHICKEN AND BROCCOLI PASTA. Broccoli is at its best right now, so stock up and add it to this delish dinner! Download your FREE Seasonal Guide at www.midwaste.org.au/food-smart

Ingredients
2 tbsp olive oil
2 chicken thighs, cut into 2cm pieces
½ onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups chicken stock
3 cups water
4 cups broccoli (1 head)
½ tsp cayenne powder
¼ tsp nutmeg
1 cup milk
2 cups grated cheddar cheese

Method
Heat oil in large pot over medium heat. Add chicken and brown on one side. Flip chicken and add onions and garlic. Once browned, add stock, water and pasta to pot, stir, cover with lid, and bring to boil. Reduce to low, stir, cover and simmer 20 mins. Add broccoli, stir as broccoli steams and liquid evaporates. Add milk and cheese and stir until cheese melts and you have a smooth cheese sauce. Add salt, pepper, cayenne and nutmeg. Yum! Serves 4.

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Use your loaf and make the most of your stale bread by whizzing up some tasty spiced breadcrumbs. Rhi shows us how easy it is!

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MidWaste is Proudly supported by these regional councils

This project is a NSW Government Waste Less Recycle More initiative funded from the waste levy