THE fate of one of the biggest projects currently on the council's books will be decided in a matter of weeks.
Tamworth Regional Council will hold its first meeting of 2020 on Tuesday evening with a jam-packed agenda tackling some divisive and pressing issues.
The council will kick off its year forging ahead on the proposed organic waste recycling facility.
The project has met opposition from prospective neighbours and planing authorities in the past.
Councillors will vote to send the development application for the project to the Northern Regional Planning Panel for approval on February 19.
The council had to put its DA on public exhibition twice due to an" administrative error".
The application received 110 responses across across the two public exhibition periods.
Acting planning director, Sam Lobsey, said in his report to councillors, more than "50 submissions were considered informal given they did not comply with Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulations in terms of the level of detail required to accompany a submission", including names and addresses.
The facility will be designed to receive up to 35,000 tonnes of food and organic waste each year.
But there appears to be a lot of desire for project of this nature with a recent survey by Cleanaway during the festival showing 97 per cent of respondents were in favour of of introducing an organics bin for food waste.
The Cleanaway team recently attended the Tamworth Country Music Festival where resource recovery officers surveyed festivalgoers to understand how to make future festivals more sustainable.
A majority of attendees were satisfied with the quantity and accessibility of waste and recycling bins at the festival.
When asked what would help them the most in using the right bin for disposal, 80 per cent of those surveyed voted for more eye-catching signage on bins.
Others felt additional instructions on a bin would be helpful including providing alternatives for items that cannot be disposed of in a particular bin.
The team also did a visual audit of more than 180 general waste and commingled bins around the festival grounds and were pleased to find minimal contamination in recycling bins.
The assessment will guide future decisions made by Tamworth Regional Council including waste and recycling services supplied to visitors and vendors at the festival. A
As a result, the council is investigating the feasibility of introducing an organics service and the possibility of better visual cues on recycling bins.