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This award recognises communities/councils and businesses that have developed a plan/initiative to reduce its dependency on landfill, by putting in place appropriate measures and approaches to reduce waste using a range of measures, namely, prevention and minimisation, reuse, recycling, recovery and disposal, while at the same time making the most of opportunities to recover resources from waste.

  • Outline the waste management programme from development to execution and the benefits it will have for the local community (40%)
  • Describe the response from the community and how their involvement contributed to the execution of the programme (30%)
  • Highlight the the sustainability of the programme and plans for maintaining and continuation of the programme in the future (30%)