Food waste means loss of money and Cessnock City Council’s Wise on Waste (WoW) project aims to work with businesses to reduce their food waste bills.
The WoW project will help local businesses to save money, cut waste service bills and reduce environmental impacts by sending less waste to landfill.
Council’s Environment and Waste Manager Michael Alexander said both the NSW Government and Council have adopted waste strategies that set ambitious targets to reduce the volume of waste to landfill.
“Food waste is a prime target as businesses send more than 400,000 tonnes of food waste to landfill each year,” Michael said.
“We realise the unique challenges food businesses face and want them to know more about food waste and how to reduce it.”
“By developing waste avoidance and recycling systems, there are smart ways businesses can reduce waste and its related costs and increase efficiency.”
The WoW project is free to participate in and includes assistance in reviewing current businesses procedures and practices, resources and mentoring.
As part of the program an information night is scheduled to be held at the Cessnock Performing Arts Centre on Monday, 17 August 2015. The information night will provide assistance in reviewing current businesses procedures and practices, resources and mentoring.
If you are a local business owner and would like to get involved, contact Abbie Bagnall on 0437 107 475 or email [email protected]
The WoW project is supported by the Environmental Trust as part of the NSW EPA’s Waste Less Recycle More initiative, funded by the waste levy.
Local government has been in operation in the Cessnock area since 1906 when the Shire of Cessnock held its first meeting. During the following years there were several amalgamations and splits as new Shires were formed and reshaped until Cessnock was declared a City in 1958.
Cessnock City Council provides a diverse range of services and facilities for the residents of the LGA as well as visitors to the area.