Waste

Regional Waste Group: We facilitated the formation of a committee to identify and provide solutions to waste issues for communities across the Queensland Murray-Darling Basin.

The inaugural meeting was held in Dalby in November 2013, with the committee made up of

  • Toowoomba Regional
  • Western Downs Regional
  • Goondiwindi Regional
  • Balonne Shire,
  • Southern Downs, and
  • Maranoa Regional councils. 

Waste is an issue all councils are addressing and this committee, made up of the reprentatives of each council’s environment and waste portfolios helps to do this in a collaborative way. This Committee now meets on a quarterly basis.rwg_grouppic

One of the priority areas identified was roadside litter which led to the development of the South West Region Roadside Litter Project and the Rethink Regional Rubbish project.

You can read more about those projects here

Building on this collaboration, QMDC has partnered with waste collection company JJ Richards & Sons to recycle waste oil on farms and from business houses. Read more about that here

To find out more about the Regional Waste Group contact QMDC Regional Development Coordinator Cameron O'Neil on mobile: 0429 956 379 or email camerono@qmdc.org.au 

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Upcoming Events

Murray-Darling Native Fish Forum

23 August 2017

You are invited to attend the 2017 Murray-Darling Basin Native Fish Forum, on Wednesday 23rd and Thursday 24th August 2017 at the National Convention Centre, Canberra The theme of this year's forum is Fish, Flows, Habitat…  + read more

Tree planting - St Mary's School Goondiwindi

15 September 2017

A mass tree planting by St Mary’s School students and Goondiwindi Regional Council (GRC) as part of a lesson on the importance of creating native habitat in town areas. QMDC’s guest speakers will lead a discussion…  + read more

International Talk Like a Pirate Day

19 September 2017

Ahoy! If you need a little help with the lingo while cursing ... oops, complimenting ... your friends and colleagues today ... read more here: http://talklikeapirate.com/wordpress/how-to/for-further-study/.  + read more