The City of Boroondara is seeking the community's thoughts on its plan for reducing waste to landfill, and increasing recycling – the Recycling and Waste Minimisation Strategy for 2017-2022.

Mayor of Boroondara, Councillor Jim Parke said the initial feedback period – which runs throughout September – was designed to help the community shape the strategy.

"The Boroondara community interacts with waste on a daily basis and the decisions we make as a community have a significant impact on the environment." Cr Parke said.

"Whether it's general waste, recycling or green waste, local people use our waste collection service every week.

"In 2015–16, we collected 37,112 tonnes of general household waste and 20,000 tonnes of recycling; the Boroondara community generates a large amount of waste."

Cr Parke said Council wanted to gauge community sentiment towards current waste collection services, as well as find out more about their household recycling habits.

"We want to know what the community thinks about our various collection services, and also what they might be doing at home to minimise waste going to landfill," Cr Parke said.

"From worm farms and compost bins, to reusing items or avoiding packaged food, we are interested in the waste minimisation strategies local people are adopting at home."

The initial consultation period for the Recycling and Waste Minimisation Strategy 2017-2022 closes at 9am on Monday 3 October 2016.

The local community can complete a survey here.

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