Our Region

Our Region

MidWaste is the forum made up of representatives from six member Councils located on the Mid North Coast of NSW, whose focus is regional co-operation in waste management, waste minimisation and resource recovery. The six councils include Bellingen, Coffs Harbour, Kempsey, Mid Coast, Nambucca, and Port Macquarie-Hastings. The group was established in 2003 and encompasses over 21,000km2 and a population of over 300,000.

In 2014, as part of the Waste Less, Recycle More initiative, the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) supported the development of Regional Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Strategies across all of NSW, developed by each of the regional waste groups on behalf of member Councils.

The Strategy was completed in 2014, underwent a full review in 2017 (including an Implementation Plan for 2017-21) and covers the time period 2014-21.

Funding for our regional programs comes from the NSW Environmental Protection Authority (EPA), member councils and grant funding. The group meets bimonthly to discuss programs and policy matters and reports annually to the EPA and member Councils.

MidWaste Map

Map of NSW with the MidWaste region (Coffs Harbour, Bellingen, Nambucca, Kempsey, Port Macquarie and MidCoast Councils highlighted in green)


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