REROC Waste Forum
Co-operation between REROC member councils in relation to waste management
The REROC Waste Forum was established in 1997 to promote co-operation between REROC member councils in relation to waste management. Since that time it has expanded beyond waste management issues to encompass a wide variety of environmental issues and has been responsible for initiating a number of diverse projects.
The Waste Forum focuses on a two-pronged approach to waste management in the region:
- projects to improve community awareness and behaviour in relation to waste isses;
- projects to identify and implement solutions in resource and infrastructure management.
The Riverina Eastern Regional Organisation of Councils (REROC) is a voluntary association of 9 General Purpose councils and two water county councils located in the eastern Riverina region of NSW. The members of REROC are the councils of Bland, Coolamon, Cootamundra-Gundagai, Greater Hume, Junee, Lockhart, Temora, Snowy Valleys and Wagga Wagga, Riverina Water County Council and Goldenfields Water County Council. Please visit the REROC Website to access the member councils contact list.
The REROC AGM Reports can be downloaded for further information on REROC and the Waste Forum's recent activities.
All the General Purpose councils are participating members of the REROC Waste Forum. The REROC Waste Forum is a Voluntary Regional Waste Group and is partially funded through the NSW Environment Protection Authority.
The Waste Forum's most recent Regional Waste Management & Resource Recovery Strategy 2014-2021 sets an agenda of activities that includes both resource sharing activities that will lead to more efficient and effective waste management as well as community education activities that aims to increase the adoption of environmentally sustainable practices by eastern Riverina residents and increase the diversion of waste from landfill.
The Waste Forum usually meets bi-monthly in Wagga Wagga and reports to the REROC Board bi-monthly meetings.
The Waste Forum meeting dates for 2018 are:
- Wednesday 7 February
- Wednesday 2 May
- Wednesday 20 June
- Wednesday 8 August
- Wednesday 3 October
- Wednesday 5 December