Darwin's Waste War

Did you know that Darwin’s waste management practices are lagging behind the rest of Australia? We only divert 12 per cent of our waste to recycling.

This means that Darwin sends 88% of our waste to landfill.

If we continue at this rate, Shoal Bay will be full by 2044. It will cost approximately $50 million to close the facility and remediate the land, which will take decades. Most importantly, in our goal to be a sustainable city, it makes no sense to continue to create and dispose of pollution generating waste to landfill.

City of Darwin is developing a waste management strategy to guide Darwin in managing its waste in the coming ten years. The strategy will focus on reducing landfill through better waste management practices and moving toward a culture of reducing, reusing and recycling.

We have made a start on identifying ways to manage our waste better. These are explained further in the Background Paper. If you don’t have time to read this document, take a look at the Fact Sheet.

We believe with a whole-of-community effort, we can all improve our waste management practices and reduce our landfill into the future.

Let’s work together to fight the war on waste. Are you ready?

How can I get involved?

Complete the surveys below, we want to plan for both residents and businesses, so complete one or both!

We'd love to hear your own ideas below in 'Darwin's Waste War Ideas'.

Come and chat to us at one of our information stalls, see 'Key Dates' for details.

Written submissions are welcome to feedback@truenorthcomm.com.au

Waste Facility Tours

Do you want to see what happens to your waste? Register to come on a tour that will show you through Shoal Bay Waste Management Facility and the new Materials Recovery Facility:

Thursday 29 November

Tour 1: 8.30 - 10.30am

Tour 2: 10.45am - 12.45pm

Tour 3: 1pm - 3pm

Tours will start and finish in the Shoal Bay Recycle Shop car park. To register for the tour email feedback@truenorthcomm.com.au or call 8981 6445

Did you know that Darwin’s waste management practices are lagging behind the rest of Australia? We only divert 12 per cent of our waste to recycling.

This means that Darwin sends 88% of our waste to landfill.

If we continue at this rate, Shoal Bay will be full by 2044. It will cost approximately $50 million to close the facility and remediate the land, which will take decades. Most importantly, in our goal to be a sustainable city, it makes no sense to continue to create and dispose of pollution generating waste to landfill.

City of Darwin is developing a waste management strategy to guide Darwin in managing its waste in the coming ten years. The strategy will focus on reducing landfill through better waste management practices and moving toward a culture of reducing, reusing and recycling.

We have made a start on identifying ways to manage our waste better. These are explained further in the Background Paper. If you don’t have time to read this document, take a look at the Fact Sheet.

We believe with a whole-of-community effort, we can all improve our waste management practices and reduce our landfill into the future.

Let’s work together to fight the war on waste. Are you ready?

How can I get involved?

Complete the surveys below, we want to plan for both residents and businesses, so complete one or both!

We'd love to hear your own ideas below in 'Darwin's Waste War Ideas'.

Come and chat to us at one of our information stalls, see 'Key Dates' for details.

Written submissions are welcome to feedback@truenorthcomm.com.au

Waste Facility Tours

Do you want to see what happens to your waste? Register to come on a tour that will show you through Shoal Bay Waste Management Facility and the new Materials Recovery Facility:

Thursday 29 November

Tour 1: 8.30 - 10.30am

Tour 2: 10.45am - 12.45pm

Tour 3: 1pm - 3pm

Tours will start and finish in the Shoal Bay Recycle Shop car park. To register for the tour email feedback@truenorthcomm.com.au or call 8981 6445