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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.


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.


1 day ago

This winter, we‘re celebrating citrus! Love your lemons, limes and oranges by washing and zesting their skins before eating. Store the zest in an airtight container in the freezer and use as a tasty addition when creating your favourite dressings, sauces or icings.What winter produce are you loving? Tell us below! For more zingy recipe ideas and ways to make the most of the food you buy or grow, head to www.midwaste.org.au/food-smart#WinterProduce Love Food Hate Waste NSW ... Close Post
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3 days ago

Roast on Sunday, soup on Monday!That’s right, turn your leftover vegetables and Sunday roast into a delicious clear noodle soup. This flexible recipe can be created using tofu or leftover roasted meat. Top it off with shallots or coriander, as well as your fave chilli or soy-based sauce. Use it all. If you’re stuck for inspiration, sign up for the free Food Smart program at www.midwaste.org.au/food-smartLove Food Hate Waste NSW ... Close Post
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MidWaste is Proudly supported by these regional councils

This program is supported by the NSW EPA Waste Less, Recycle More initiative funded from the waste levy.