RENEW NSW monitors and facilitates improvements to waste management and resource recovery practices in rural, regional and metropolitan areas. It also serves as an advisory body on matters of concern such as infrastructure sharing, resource recovery systems, regional procurement, drop-off centres and other related activities.
Working with state and local government, industry representatives, schools and local residents, the regional waste groups and Regional/Joint Organisations of Councils provide leadership and innovation, driving continuous improvement in sustainable waste and resource management practices.
RENEW NSW’s primary goal is to highlight the differing issues and priorities across the state and implement better waste and resource recovery systems. Through coordinating and combining these regional waste groups, RENEW NSW works together to find solutions to waste issues, to improve recycling rates and initiate best practice waste management in NSW.
RENEW NSW members achieve this via:
- Engaging regional groups and their member councils
- Addressing differing issues and priorities
- Enabling intergovernmental liaison
- Balancing planning and action to ensure delivery of results
- Supporting skills development
- Advocating rural and metropolitan initiatives and programs
- Guiding and developing effective and focused projects
- Facilitating effective communication and education programs
- Implementing community engagement and evaluation techniques
- Sharing learnings and resources for adaptation to differing audiences
- Integrating innovative sustainable resource management
RENEW NSW is supported by the NSW Environment Protection Authority Waste Less, Recycle More initiative, funded from the waste levy.