SUNRAYSIA residents are being asked to share how they manage waste as Mildura Rural City Council develops a new strategy.

The Waste and Resource Recovery Strategy aims to reduce waste going to landfill and maximise resource recovery in our region over the next five years.

A community survey is now open to capture residents’ understanding, attitudes and behaviours on managing waste.

Councillor for Environment and Sustainability Jodi Reynolds said it would play an important role in development of the strategy.

“Ultimately our community, including us as councillors and residents of our region, can have a massive influence on how we manage waste in our municipality through simple habits at home and how we manage our waste,” Cr Reynolds said.

“As a community, we’ll also be the major beneficiaries of effective management of waste and resource recovery in our municipality, ensuring sustainability of our region for generations to come.

“By becoming involved and taking part in this survey, it will inform the direction of the new strategy, and help us determine preferred areas in which to better engage our community on managing waste.”

The survey is open until November 26 and allows participants to complete questions in one of three categories – residents, businesses or schools.

It only takes 10 to 15 minutes to complete and can be taken in a number of ways: online at mildura.vic.gov.au/HaveYourSay, over the phone by calling 03 5018 8100, or by hard copies available at customer service centres and libraries.