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Regional waste strategies

Groups of councils are collaborating on regional strategies to reduce waste, increase recycling and combat illegal dumping and littering.

Background – regional action plans

Regional action plans, supporting NSW 2021, have been developed in collaboration with local communities to highlight priorities and actions for each region. Many of the action plans encourage groups of councils to develop regional waste avoidance and resource recovery strategies (or ‘regional waste strategies’).

About the strategies

Regional waste strategies help regions assess their current situation, work out where they want to get to and how they will get there. The strategies determine the priorities for the region and identify current and future infrastructure needs.

The new regional strategies focus on increasing dry recycling, targeting organics, reducing waste to landfill and combatting illegal dumping and littering.

Regional waste strategies

  • NEWaste - North East Waste
  • SSROC - Southern Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils
  • NIRW -  Northern Inland Regional Waste
  • Midwaste
  • IPJO - Illawarra Pilot Joint Organisation
  • Hunter Councils
  • RAMROC - Riverina and Murray Regional Organisation of Councils
  • REROC - Riverina East Regional Organisation of Councils
  • SHOROC - Shore Regional Organisation of Councils
  • SEROC - South East Regional Organisation of Councils
  • WSROC - Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils
  • MACROC - Macarthur Regional Organisation of Councils
  • Netwaste
  • NSROC - North Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils

Help with preparing a regional waste strategy

Regional waste avoidance and resource recovery strategy guidance (PDF 4.6MB) has been developed to help groups of councils, regional organisations of councils (ROCs) and voluntary regional waste groups develop a regional waste strategy. It suggests how to structure strategies so they maintain a consistent approach and are comparable to other regional waste strategies.

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Page last updated: 11 August 2016