Glenorchy City Council is looking for twenty (20) interested Glenorchy residents to start a Glenorchy Waste-Wise Advisory Group. We are looking for a diverse range of people who represent different sized households, are at different life stages, from different parts of Glenorchy, and who want to make a positive difference in our community.
Members of the Waste-Wise Advisory Group will already be good at handling their own food scraps and green waste by not putting it into the general waste bin. They will have home waste systems in place e.g. compost bins, worm bins, pets or livestock that eat organic waste, garden mulching equipment, maybe even a private contractor that takes their green waste away. They will also be good recyclers. Please read the Terms of Reference for this group which determines the full scope and group format.
The goal of this community group is to provide advice, support and recommendations on household waste reduction programs, including but not limited to:
- Reviewing the Food Organic Garden Organic (FOGO) Exemption Criteria for good waste diverters;
- FOGO public information sessions, e.g. volunteering at school fairs, festivals or events
- Development of a residential FOGO competition and subsequent monitoring;
- Public waste diversion education, including composting.
Meetings will be held every 2 months with days and times to be determined by the Advisory Group at the first meeting, Tuesday 17 September, 6pm – 7.30pm.
Please note that, due to high interest in this Group, we may ask for photos of your composting systems, green waste collection receipts, or ask for home visits so the Council's Waste Services team can see and learn from your great organic waste diversion systems - they are something to be proud of! Please refer to the Terms of Reference for more information.