April 2021 – Waste Management Review
This article was published in the April 2021 edition of Waste Management Review.
Located almost halfway between Brisbane and Sydney, Tamworth, NSW is commonly known as the First Town of Lights, being the first place in Australia to use electric streetlights in 1888.
The region is also internationally recognised for its annual Tamworth Country Music Festival – the second-biggest country music festival in the world, after Nashville’s CMA Fest.
While it perhaps inspires less ‘mainstream’ interest, Tamworth is also a centre of waste management and resource recovery innovation, with Tamworth Regional Council committed to a range of sustainability initiatives including organics recycling and the Waste No More program.