Sunshine Coast waste strategy 2015-2025

Sunshine Coast waste strategy was adopted as the key document to guide council's future waste management decisions until 2025.

The Sunshine Coast Waste Strategy 2015-2025 (PDF, 21212KB) has been developed to shape council’s future waste management infrastructure needs and develop strong resource recovery markets. This strategy aims to also ensure that this essential community service remains both cost effective and customer focused whilst protecting the health of the public and the natural environment.


Taking a balanced approach to waste management across the Sunshine Coast Council region, the strategy provides integrated waste and resource recovery solutions and will assist in delivery of council’s vision to become Australia’s most sustainable region – vibrant, green, diverse. The strategy intends on delivering this vision by establishing goals and directing resources to the highest value initiatives through the setting of achievable targets over a reasonable time frame.

These clear goals or ‘major actions’ for the strategy include:

  • initial research and development phase including:
    • review of current and emerging alternate waste technology/treatment systems
    • delivery of innovative, financially viable 21st century waste infrastructure for future generations that will support projected growth and deliver landfill diversion targets.
  • construction of a new resource recovery centre at Nambour
  • expansion of waste and recycling collection services to cover >95% of the regions premises
  • adopting an advocacy role for producer responsibility and introduction of a container deposit scheme in Queensland
  • continuing to work with and engage our community to help change personal behaviours
  • continue to trial and introduce initiatives to increase recycling rates, reduce organics disposal to landfill and increase landfill diversion.


For more information, please contact council.