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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.

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MidWaste helps people living on the Mid North Coast avoid and reduce waste, improve sustainability and save money.
We're a regional group of Councils working together to develop cost-effective resource recovery and waste reduction programs.

9 hours ago

Port Macquarie Hastings Residents... want to learn how to reduce food waste at your home?! Attend this FREE, fun and practical workshop with an emphasis on 'fighting climate change from your kitchen' on Saturday 10 September 12 noon - 2pm. Bookings essential, places limited. Register now! phone 6581 8755Port Macquarie Hastings Council Port Macquarie Hastings Library Service ... Close Post
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3 weeks ago

Congratulations to the 7 WINNERS of a rechargeable battery pack:Dianne - MacksvilleHelen - Port MacquarieMeg - Herons CreekLen - LansdowneMaria - SawtellDebbie - UrungaBen Stuarts PointThanks to all who stopped and chatted to us at one of the 13 Community Recycling Centre popups across the 6 LGA's. We hope the sessions were insightful and helpful. We loved engaging with you! ... Close Post
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3 months ago

🔋 LIVE IN OR AROUND NAMBUCCA? Want to win a rechargeable battery pack? Come and see us at Nambucca Plaza on Friday 27 May from 9am to 12pm. Come and chat with us about the right place for household problem wastes and complete a short survey for a chance to win! Learn how to make the most of your free Community Recycling Centre and reduce the amount of waste going to landfill.Nambucca Valley Council ... 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.