The local government sector has called for a statewide approach to collect, process and reuse recyclable material in NSW.
The Save Our Recycling Campaign, launched at the NSW Local Government Conference, seeks for the state government to reinvest the entire $727 million it collects from the waste levy each year in waste management and recycling.
Port Macquarie-Hastings mayor Peta Pinson said it made perfect sense to distribute 100 per cent of the waste levy back to councils.
She said more sustainable ways needed to be found to deal with rubbish.
“We need people to be part of the solution, because as communities, we are a big part of the problem,” Cr Pinson said.
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