Environment

Waste Education Resource

To support the embedding of good waste management practices early, MACROC developed an interactive educational resource for primary school students. To target key audiences MACROC undertook a market research process whereby we consulted with 100 teachers in the Camden, Campbelltown and Wollondilly council areas about how they teach waste management. After receiving this feedback Kimberlin Education were engaged to build a single-player game consisting of a series of multi-level mini games that integrate MACROC’s 6 key waste management themes, in a multi-disciplinary approach to learning.

Resource information, lesson plans and
downloadable versions of the game.

MACROC Waste Education Game

This link will open the online version of the game. Downloadable offline versions are available in the Teacher Resource Section.

Battery Recycling Service

Help reduce the thousands of tonnes of batteries that end up in landfill every year by responsibly disposing of unwanted batteries using our free battery recycling drop off service. Any brand of AA, AAA, C, D and 9V batteries (both rechargeable and non-rechargeable) are accepted – simply drop your used batteries (removing any packaging) into the dedicated bins, and you’re done!

What goes in the bin

Resources

MACROC WARR Strategy

The NSW Government’s ‘NSW 2021’ plan encourages a regional approach to identifying and implementing waste avoidance and recycling programs that will contribute to achievement of the ‘Waste Less Recycle More’ program objectives. The Macarthur Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Strategy is the result of collaboration between Camden, Campbelltown and Wollondilly Councils.

The Strategy outlines the Macarthur councils’ current position and sets out a strategic approach to managing waste in the region into the future.

Format/Size: PDF – 2.6 MB
Version: 3

MACROC Infrastructure Options Assessment

Camden Council, Campbelltown City Council, Wollondilly Shire Council and Wingecarribee Shire Council have a joint contract with Suez Environnement for the processing and disposal of kerbside residual waste, kerbside recyclables, kerbside garden organics and residual hard waste. This contract is due to expire in 2024. MACROC commissioned the Infrastructure Options Assessment to provide an overview of the options available for the management of the regions waste streams in the future, taking into account projected population growth and the corresponding increase in waste generated.

The report recommends short term options as well as post 2024 options.

In the short term it is recommended that the MACROC Councils develop a contingency plan should a situation arise require that would require the use of alternative waste processing facilities (for example fire or flood). Short term options are suggested for each waste stream.

Once the current processing and disposal contract expires in 2024 the report outlines three key options:

  • Establishing alternative facilities within the MACROC region
  • Continue to utilise the Suez facilities at Spring Farm
  • Establishing a local transfer/bulking facility in order to utilise infrastructure outside Macarthur.

Format/Size: PDF – 1.7 MB
Version: 24 June 2016