Welcome to RAMJO Riverina Waste Group
The RAMJO Riverina Waste Group is a regional group of councils working together to develop cost-effective resource recovery and waste reduction programs.
The group has a collaborative approach to waste management across:
- Carrathool Shire Council
- Griffith City Council
- Hay Shire Council
- Leeton Shire Council
- Murrumbidgee Council
- Narrandera Shire Council
From identifying key projects and priorities for current future services, developing infrastructure and delivering educational programs, our team is on a mission to help residents in our communities reduce waste, improve sustainability and save money.
The Riverina Waste Group is auspiced by the Riverina and Murray Joint Organisation (RAMJO) and funded primarily through the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA).
In Riverina Waste Group news…
Hay Shire Council have received funding for the development of the Hay Material Recovery Facility
Hay Shire Council has been awarded $1.35 million for the development of its expansive Hay Material Recovery Facility through the Federal Government’s Murray-Darling Basin Economic Development Program Round 3. The Council has also recently received an additional $900,000 from the Recycling Modernisation Fund.
Once completed, the infrastructure will allow Hay and surrounding councils to expand its recycling capabilities, with 6,400 tonnes of waster being recovered annually. This regional facility with a new sorter, crusher, shredder and baler will recycle plastics, glass, paper, cardboard and tyres as well as construction and demolition waste.
This development will support environmental sustainability and is a major stepping-stone towards sustainable waste practices. With the project a major development for the region, it will also give a boost to employment, with the creation of additional local jobs.
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Australia is getting better at recycling, however NSW still generates almost 2.8 tonnes of solid waste per person each year (NSW Waste and Sustainable Material Strategy 2041). Do you know what happens to your rubbish?