Survey commences to gain community feedback about the changes to Council waste services

Dubbo Regional Council are conducting both telephone and online surveys in our region which commenced Monday 18th March to find out about the community’s understanding of Council waste services, in particular the Food and Garden Organics service.

Dubbo Regional Council Council along with Narromine Shire Council and Mid-Western Regional Council introduced the new waste service in 2018 as part of a three-council collaboration. The councils are members of NetWaste, a regional waste organisation that facilitates a collaborative approach to waste management for 26 councils in central western NSW. 

Eight months since the service started, the three councils are now undertaking a survey to gauge how practices surrounding garden organics waste and food waste disposal have changed, and to understand how this new bin service is being utilised.

“The survey provides an opportunity for Councils to seek feedback from residents on what they do with their organic garden and food waste and how they are using the new organics waste service”, said Mark Giebel, Dubbo Regional Council’s Manager of Waste Services.

“The survey can be completed online, or a number of residents will receive a phone call from our contractor conducting the survey.”

“We are hoping to speak with approximately 500 residents from each Council area. We need good participation to gain a clear idea of how the service is going.” Said Mr Giebel.

The community surveys are a valuable way of gathering input from residents not only on their current waste practices but also their thoughts on trying to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill.

The survey period will take place from 18th to 23rd March. 

To participate in the online survey residents can visit Council’s website during the survey period.


 Kellsey Galea: 02 6801 4352

Last Edited: 02 Apr 2019

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