Waste management and resource recovery is essential to protecting human health and the environment, while contributing significantly to the Australian economy including keeping materials in the economy and out of the environment.



The National Waste and Recycling Industry Council (NWRIC) is a business council representing all aspects of the sector including major landfills, transfer stations, resource recovery facilities (including advanced manufacturing), firming power facilities, collection services and secondary reprocessing operations.


NWRIC works to advance Australia’s waste and resource recovery industry. Key to this mission is a commitment to high standards in regard to policy development, industry representation and transparency.


NWRIC members directly employ more than 15,000 Australians, across more than 600 specialty industry prized assets. The Councils state-based affiliate organisations, represent more than 500 additional businesses including international and national companies but importantly, small to medium family-based businesses.

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