regional waste avoidance & resource recovery strategy

In 2014, as part of the NSW Government’s Waste Less, Recycle More initiative, regional waste groups were provided support to develop regional Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Strategies (WARR). 

The MidWaste WARR Strategy 2014- 2021 was reviewed in 2017 and can be downloaded on the link below. 

This strategy is the result of a collaborative effort involving all group members. and will guide regional resource recovery and waste management initiatives until 2021. 


MidWaste Regional Strategy


regional implementation plan

The MidWaste 2016-2021 Regional Litter Plan was developed between November 2015 and April 2016 using funding provided by the NSW EPA. 

All member councils contributed quantitative and qualitative data, and staff from a range of council departments were consulted to assist in identification of priority locations and litter items. 

The Plan was updated in August 2017 and December 2018 to reflect changing circumstances, priorities and funding availability.

MidWaste has been successful with applications in 4 funding rounds to support the delivery of this plan. 

MidWaste Annual Reports

MidWaste produces Annual Reports to showcase activities covered during the financial year.

These publications provide a visual snapshot of activities and are provided in addition to the reporting required by the NSW EPA which is excel spreadsheet based and not for public distribution.

Frugal Forest

The Frugal Forest was a community arts project which spanned 3 years across the mid north coast of NSW. 

Developed by artists, musicians and scientists, it embraced community participation through a series of community workshops. The aim was to create an intricately detailed forest installation entirely from stuff that was headed to landfill. 


Because a forest is s a living example of a sustainable zero-waste system, in which waste is an opportunity and there’s no such thing as a dump. 

MidWaste was a proud supporter of this project.


Together we’ve kept more than 1 Million kgs of recyclable materials out of landfill since Community Recycling Centres opened across the Mid North Coast in 2015. for your nearest CRC
You can drop off items for FREE:
🔋 Batteries and car batteries
🔥 Smoke detectors and fire extinguishers
🛢️ Cooking oils and motor oils
💡 Fluro globes and tubes
♨️ Gas bottles
Keep up the great work Mid North Coast!

MidCoast Council Port Macquarie-Hastings Council Kempsey Shire Council Nambucca Valley Councill Coffs Harbour City Council Coffs Coast Waste Services
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🍏🥧 SIMPLE APPLE SLICE. Make the most of in-season apples with this easy-as-pie recipe! Get your Free Autumn Season Guide at

2 cups SR flour
1 cup sugar
3 apples peeled, cored, diced 1cm
125g butter
1 egg

Preheat over to 180. Grease slice tin. Toss apples in flour and sugar in bowl. Melt butter in small pan, cool slightly. Stir in egg. Pour butter and egg into apple mixture and mis until combined. Press into tin. Bake for 35-40mins.

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🍎🌱🌻LAST CHANCE - SCRAPS TO SOIL! Learn how to compost in your own home and turn your kitchen and garden scraps into amazing food for your garden and soil.

4 April - 1-3pm - Tuncurry Community Garden,
Midge Orchard Road.
$20 - includes workshop and a compost bin or worm farm

Bookings essential by Sunday 22 March
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MidWaste is Proudly supported by these regional councils

This project is a NSW Government Waste Less Recycle More initiative funded from the waste levy