Category Archives: General

The effect of FOGO

Food Organics Garden Organics (FOGO) It is great to see the impact of the organics program through sections of the North East region. In 2014 with the introduction of FOGO organics collected increased from 3,644 tonnes to 14,092 tonnes annually. The impact was that residual waste dropped from 29,628 tonnes to 19,404 tonnes. Other municipalities…

Acting Executive Officer News

Annual Report The Annual Report has been approved.  This has been published onto the web and is available here. Recruitment of Executive Officer The recruitment of the on-going Executive Officer is well underway. Interviews have been held with a view to the new appointment, once that decision has been made and confirmed, commencing in early…

Reduce, Reuse and Recycle this festive season

With the festive season upon us, it’s a great opportunity to think about how we can incorporate the three R’s, Reduce, Reuse and Recycle, into our holiday traditions. Here are some tips on how you can reduce waste in your home. GETTING PREPARED Take your own bags when shopping for gifts. Buy recycled cards, tags…

Local Buffer Support Program

In the face of population and development pressures not everything is kept top of mind.  One area is to provide support and tools to protect buffers around waste and resource recovery facilities. North East WRRG in collaboration with the Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery group is undertaking a study around planning protection of waste and…