Council has engaged a third party contractor to undertake a survey of 220 randomly selected households in the Newcastle LGA in October and November 2017. The contractors are highly experienced consultants who have undertaken similar audits in over 25 Council areas in the past 10 years, including Newcastle.
The purpose of the survey is to collect information which assists Council to plan for and improve future waste services for the community and to tailor waste and recycling education messages. The methodology being used has been developed by the NSW State Government to provide robust and reliable data.
The materials in the bins will be collected prior to your normal collection time.
Individual property addresses are not reported at any point in the audit process; collected waste is given an independent code and all data is reported in an aggregated form only.
To protect residents privacy council take the below measures:
- Individual property addresses are not reported at any point in the audit process
- Collected waste is given an independent code and all data is reported in an aggregated form only.
- Conditions of the project prohibit the public reporting of any specific details related to any personal information.
- When sorted and recorded, all collected materials are either disposed to landfill or recycled.
Residents are welcome to contact council if they have any concerns or questions on 02 4974 2000.