The Governor of New South Wales proclaimed Clarence Valley Council (CVC) on the 25 February 2004. This proclamation co-joined the former general purpose Council’s of Copmanhurst, Grafton, Maclean and Pristine Waters and activities of North Coast Water and Clarence River County Council.
The Clarence Valley is a place of outstanding natural beauty and diversity, from lush rainforests to unspoilt beaches and fertile river plains. The Clarence River, more than 380kms in length is the Valley’s living link connecting the rural localities and rugged mountain ranges in the west to the City of Grafton, onward to the hinterland villages, historic river towns of Ulmarra and Maclean and the coastal centres of Yamba and Iluka.
In 2013, with assistance from the NSW EPA, Clarence Valley Council introduced a three bin collection system, increasing the size of its yellow (co-mingled recyclables) bins and introducing a new, green lid FOGO bin. Organics are processed in council’s own Organics Recycling Facility and compost products are used in municipal gardens and available for purchase by residents.
The new system, accompanied by the Rubbish… Handle With Care campaign devised by the dirtgirlworld team has resulted in a dramatic increase in the recovery and recycling of waste, from a monthly average of 41% to 70% by volume.