The strategy provides the State with a strategic framework for managing waste and guides the Waste Authority in delivering its programs and development of advice to government. The strategy is accompanied by an action plan. The current strategy is available here and the action plan is available here. The strategy is aligned with the Government of Western Australia's Our Priorities: Sharing Prosperity, specifically A liveable environment.
Western Australia will become a sustainable, low-waste, circular economy in which human health and the environment are protected from the impacts of waste.
Eight headline strategies
- A consistent three bin kerbside collection system, which includes separation of food organics and garden organics from other waste categories, to be provided by all local governments in the Perth and Peel region by 2025 and supported by State Government through the application of financial mechanisms.
- Implement local government waste plans, which align local government waste planning processes with the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Strategy 2030.
- Implement sustainable government procurement practices that encourage greater use of recycled products and support local market development.
- Provide funding to promote the recovery of more value and resources from waste with an emphasis on focus materials.
- Review the scope and application of the waste levy to ensure it meets the objectives of Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Strategy 2030 and establish a schedule of future waste levy rates with the initial schedule providing a minimum five year horizon.
- Develop state-wide communications to support consistent messaging on waste avoidance, resource recovery and appropriate waste disposal behaviours.
- Review and update data collection and reporting systems to allow waste generation, recovery and disposal performance to be assessed in a timely manner.
- Undertake a strategic review of Western Australia’s waste infrastructure (including landfills) by 2020 to guide future infrastructure development.
- Construction and demolition waste
- Organics: food organics and garden organics
- Metals: steel, non-ferrous metals, packaging and containers
- Paper and cardboard: office paper, newspaper and magazines
- Glass: packaging and containers
- Plastics: packaging and containers
- Textiles: clothing and other fabric-based materials
- Hazardous waste