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Recycle Right - the solution to recycling confusion

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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.


6 days ago

Coffs Harbour residents... want to learn how to reduce food waste at your place?! Attend this free, fun and practical FOOD SMART WORKSHOP on 16 March to find out more. Bookings essential, places limited. Register now!www.eventbrite.com.au/e/food-smart-workshop-tickets-141080161561Coffs Harbour City Council ... Close Post
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1 week ago

Don’t turn to takeaway this Friday! Instead, open your fridge and pantry and challenge yourself to make a meal with what’s inside.In the time it takes for you to choose a dish online, order and receive it, you can make a delicious home-cooked meal that costs you less! Here are some simple ideas to get you started:Tired veggies, garlic, olive oil and herbs can be used to create a simple pasta dish. Buon appetito! Eggs and any variety of veggies and cheese make a tasty frittata. If you’ve got pastry in the freezer, why not try a quiche instead?#fridgeraidfridayDon't forget to sign up for the free Food Smart program at www.midwaste.org.au/food-smartThanks to our friends at Love Food Hate Waste NSW ... Close Post
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MidWaste is Proudly supported by these regional councils

Link to Kempsey Shire Council Website
Coffs Harbour Council - link to website
Port Macquarie Hastings Council link to website
MidCoast Council link to website
Bellingen Shire Council link to website
Nambucca Shire Council link to website
This program is supported by the NSW EPA Waste Less, Recycle More initiative funded from the waste levy.
NSW Environment Protection Authority