Councillors have unanimously endorsed a Local Government NSW campaign to reinvest 100 per cent of the waste levy.
As a part of Local Government NSW's Save Our Recycling campaign, councillors have supported calls to redirect the funds into waste minimisation, recycling and resource recovery.
The campaign was discussed at the ordinary meeting of council at Moss Vale Civic Centre on Wednesday.
In 2016/17, the state government collected $726 million from local government, community, businesses and industry via the waste levy.
However the government committed to use $72 million through its Waste Less Recycle More initiative.
This amounts to about 10 per cent on waste minimisation and recycling in 2017-18. At a local government level, 18 per cent of the $300 million collected from the local government sector each year is reinvested in recycling and waste management.
Wingecarribee Shire Council general manager Ann Prendergast said the re-direction of the waste levy would assist with waste minimisation.
"As everyone will know, the management of waste is becoming a major, major issue," Ms Prendergast said.
"The purpose of this is to try to get a significant portion of the waste levy... re-invested in waste minimisation initiatives."
Wingecarribee Shire Council paid $5.6M in waste levy in financial years 2013-2018, while council received $947,998 in contestable/non-contestable funding over the same period.
This was to assist the council with waste management and recycling infrastructure, programs and education.
Councillors will call on local state members and members of parliament to commit to the waste levy re-direction.