Last Thursday night the Coffs Harbour City Council voted unanimously voted to reactivate the Regional Strategy Reference Group. The motion, proposed by Councillor Townley, envisions future waste strategies for consideration that would include improved organics waste diversion, current landfill capacity future landfill options, and diversion options for bulky goods, construction and industrial streams and commercial streams.
Below is a letter sent on Friday 14 May after that vote to al CHCC Councillors by Handybin Ltd.
A similar letter, dated 14 May too, was also sent by Mr Alex Guise, Operations Manager, Biomass Ltd wherein it was stated; “In a bid to minimise these and other impacts, Biomass Solutions has previously provided Coffs Harbour Council with several cost saving alternatives and looks forward to progressing these discussions“
Handybin letter to Councillors.
“Handybin enthusiastically welcomes Coffs Harbour City Council’s decision to reactivate the Regional
Waste Strategy Reference Group, and we would like to take this opportunity to offer our ongoing
involvement and support.
As the collection and recyclables processing contractor to Bellingen, Nambucca and Coffs Harbour
Councils since 2005, Handybin has various resources that would assist the Regional Waste
Strategy Reference Group and we would be pleased to be involved to the extent requested by the
Handybin has extensive experience and expertise, which I believe will assist the Regional Waste
Strategy Reference Group immediately and specifically in relation to two of the four future waste
strategies proposed by Councillor Townley, being:
Improved organics waste diversion; and
Diversion options for bulky goods, construction and industrial streams and commercial
Further to Council’s resolution to reactivate the Regional Waste Strategy Reference Group, I wish to
clarify and restate Handybin’s position regarding confidentiality of all Arbitrations with Coffs Harbour
Handybin agrees to all Councillors and General Managers of Nambucca Valley Council
and Bellingen Shire Council and Coffs Harbour City Council being provided with any information in
relation to all three Arbitration cases with respect to the collection and recyclables processing
contracts, without limitation and including the final Awards and any costs Awards.
We look forward to the timely reactivation of the Regional Waste Strategy Reference Group and
hope to work closely and cooperatively with the Councils over the next six years of the current