MidWaste Regional Waste Forum comprises six councils located on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales, including Bellingen Shire, Coffs Harbour City, Nambucca Shire, Kempsey Shire, Port Macquarie-Hastings and MidCoast Council. Together, the six councils encompass 21,179 square kilometres.
Major industries in the region are farming, logging and tourism. Seasonal variations in population, due to the influx of tourists during the peak holiday periods, add a level of complexity to the region’s waste management. Waste generated from the additional population influences both the composition and the quantity of waste generated during the holiday seasons.