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Regional waste groups

Regional waste groups – Greater Sydney Region

With funding support from the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA), seven regional collaborations of councils are working together to deliver regional waste strategies and coordinate regional projects and grants. Combined, the groups cover 54 councils and 5.1 million people in the Sydney, Illawarra and Hunter regions.

The groups are:

  • SSROC – Southern Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils
  • WSROC – Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils
  • MACROC – Macarthur Regional Organisation of Councils
  • NSROC – Northern Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils
  • SHOROC – The Shore Regional Organisation of Councils
  • IPJO - Illawarra Pilot Joint Organisation
  • Hunter Councils Inc.

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Voluntary regional waste groups

With funding support from the EPA, Renew NSW represents 8 voluntary regional waste management groups (VRWGs). Renew NSW covers 96 councils and 1.8 million people in rural and regional NSW. The groups develop and deliver collaborative projects to implement their regional waste strategies and to improve waste management and resource recovery practices in rural and regional areas of NSW.

The VRWGs were formalised in 2002. Over the past 12 years the groups have successfully facilitated cross-regional collaboration, improved service delivery in regional and rural areas, developed consistent research methods, shared skills and resources and negotiated cost-effective contracts.

Under the umbrella of Renew NSW, the groups are:

  • NEWaste – North East Waste
  • NIRW – Northern Inland Regional Waste
  • NetWaste
  • REROC – Riverina Eastern Regional Organisation of Councils
  • RAMROC – Riverina and Murray Regional Organisation of Councils - Murray Group
  • RAMROC – Riverina and Murray Regional Organisation of Councils – Riverina Group
  • SEROC – South East Regional Organisation of Councils

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Page last updated: 24 November 2015