Transforming Waste and Recycling Services in local councils for the 21st Century

The Waste Management Association of Australia (WMAA) is pleased to present a workshop on Transforming waste and recycling services in local councils for the 21st Century, facilitated by Helen Millicer, One Planet Consulting on Tuesday 3 May, which will be run in conjunction with the Coffs Harbour Waste Conference 2016.

Councils are the cornerstone in coordinating and delivering waste and recycling services in Australia. Great strides have been made in recent decades, however, so much is still rooted in the 20th century and our recycling rates have plateaued. Challenges and opportunities we face include slowing global economy, falling price for recyclables, severe weather, carbon emissions and hybrid vehicles.

Our sector is focused on waste, landfills and risk management, with only tiny incremental improvements. We continue to see material collected as ‘waste’ not as ‘resources’ and with no end market in mind. Without changing our approach this system will remain linear with recycling around 50% for decades.

This workshop will cover the steps you can take to transform your services for the 21st century. It will address your strategy, KPIs, who you recruit, your partners, priorities and contract opportunities. We will move away from ‘business as usual’ to integrating foremost thinking and emerging technologies. We will also cover approaches to maximising resource recovery and sustainable local economies.

Helen Millicer is an expert facilitator and communicator specialising in waste, recycling, energy and water sustainability. Helen’s experience comes from working in and with manufacturers, recyclers, local, state and federal government in Australia and overseas, media and not-for-profit organisations.

Learning outcomes

  • Participants will be informed and energized with ideas and examples of innovation and new approaches.
  • Participants will be informed about future technologies, requirements and challenges that they will need to address over the next 3-10 years.
  • Participants will be able to identify actions they can apply to their strategies, staff, contracts, partnerships and business plans to enable more innovation in their service provision.

Who should attend

  • Local government waste and resource recovery strategy officers
  • Managers and coordinators of teams, service delivery, and sites
  • Local councillors with portfolio responsibility
  • Regional and state government waste/resource recovery program managers
  • Managers in private sector providers of waste and recycling services and sites

WMAA members: $295.00
Non-members: $445.00
(Includes afternoon tea)
As places are limited, book early to avoid missing out!

Sponsor/exhibitor contact

Jan Cornay
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