Improving waste management practices though a voluntary
grouping of seven local authorities in Northern Ireland.

Waste Targets

The NWRWMG has a land area of 3,830km sq, which is 27% of the area of Northern Ireland. The area currently generates about 200,000 tonnes of waste per annum, while the recycling and composting rate for the area is over 30% and rising.

Northern Ireland as a whole must increase the amount of waste it is recycling and composting to 50% of its total waste levels by 2020. The NWRWMG’s Waste Management Plan will play a major role in achieving this target.

The European Landfill Directive has set targets which state that by 2010 bio-degradable municipal waste going to landfill must be 75% of 1995 levels, 50% by 2013 and 35% by 2020. Time is of the essence if Northern Ireland is to meet these targets and avoid heavy EU fines.

© North West Region Waste Management Group
  • Ballymoney District Council
  • Coleraine District Council
  • Derry District Council
  • Limavady District Council
  • Magherafelt District Council
  • Moyle District Council
  • Strabane District Council