The Ipwich Council Interim Administrator hopes that working with other councils will help come up with solutions to the rubbish recycling issues in the city.
Greg Chemello (pictured above) joined delegates to the discuss the problem at the Future Waste Resources 2018 conference at the Workshop Railway Museum today.
He says continuing to work collaboratively is the way forward.
"The council has been working for a while with our adjoining and interested councils to see, cause this is not a local by government issue, it is across the border regions.
We don't know what the answer is but we do know it needs to be a regional and sub-regional answer".