The Cradle Coast Waste Management Group (CCWMG) represents north west Tasmanian municipal areas participating in the voluntary waste levy. There are five landfills and ten transfer stations in the region that dispose of approximately 91,000 tonnes of waste per year. The CCWMG was formed in 2007 and is hosted by the Cradle Coast Authority who also provides this regional initiative with administration, financial and communications support.
The CCWMG defines and implements a Strategy and Annual Plan to address four areas:
1. WASTE DIVERSION
Diversion of materials from landfill to increase resource recovery, extend the life of existing landfills and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from waste.
2. REGIONAL PLANNING & EFFICIENCIES
Provide regional planning and coordination of waste infrastructure and services to provide improved resource recovery, delivering efficiencies and reducing costs of services / waste infrastructure.
Maintain partnerships with government, planning authorities and the three waste management regions to shape waste management policies and regulation to influence future regulatory requirements and to identify programs and infrastructure best delivered with a state-side approach.
4. COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
Work with the community and industry, through education and feedback, to take ownership of waste avoidance and reuse to improve the use of existing and future services.
CCWMG works closely with the two other waste management regions, Northern Tasmanian Waste Management Group and Southern Waste Strategy Authority in the development and delivery of waste management programs and in the sharing of resources and consultancy services.
Devonport City Council is a member of the Cradle Coast Waste Management Group.