Waste management and resource recovery are essential to protecting human health and the environment, while contributing significantly to Australia’s GDP  through employment, exports and circulating materials in the economy.

The National Waste & Recycling Industry Council (NWRIC)

NWRIC is composed of national waste and recycling companies and representatives from affiliated associations who together represent the interests of more than 450 small, medium, national and global businesses in Australia. The purpose of NWRIC is to maximise representation across the industry at a national, sector, state and territory level, building consensus on issues of concern and advocating for harmonisation of policies and regulations across local, state and national governments.



The NWRIC works to represent business’ voice to government and 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.

The Council’s Charter outlines the rules and best practises which enable it to maintain standards.

The Council is a permanent sub-committee of the Australian Waste & Recycling Industry Association Ltd a not for profit entity funded by industry for industry.

AWRIA Ltd is the host organisation for the National Waste and Recycling Industry Council (NWRIC). AWRIA Ltd is composed of corporate industry members who fund the NWRIC, supporting democratic decision making and policy development within the industry. The NWRIC brings together national members and representatives from national, state and territory affiliated associations and is responsible for the creation of industry agreed policy.

NWRIC State Affiliates