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

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Waste Prevention and Recycling is something that touches every household in Northern Ireland. We are about to enter a new era in waste management, one which will see us revolutionise not just the way we handle our waste but also how we view it. If we don’t change how we manage our waste, we’ll fail to meet vital targets, such as those set out in the European Landfill Directive. As we shall see failure could result in substantial fines, amounting to as much as an extra £100 every year for every household rates bill across the north west.

The Waste Hierarchy Model

The three ‘Rs’ of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle describe much of how we should handle our waste. There is also, however, a fourth ‘R’ ‘Recover’ - which means turning waste into a valuable resource such as renewable energy. Finally, once all other options have been explored, waste which can’t be recycled or recovered is disposed... Watch Clip

The 3 ‘Rs’ Campaign



So how do we reduce the amount of waste we produce?... Read Article



Before you throw something into the bin, think about whether you... Read Article



Reducing and Reusing can make a big difference to the amount... Read Article

Mechanical Biological Treatment


Mechanical Separation

The Mechanical part of the treatment happens in this phase of... Read Article


Anaerobic Digestion

Anaerobic Digestion happens inside stainless steel or reinforced concrete vats. It... Read Article


In-Vessel Composting

In-Vessel Composting or Bio-Drying is a natural biological process which takes... Read Article

Advanced Energy Recovery



Using Gasification to recover energy requires a new, dedicated power plant.... Read Article



Energy recovery using Pyrolysis requires the construction a custom-built power plant.... Read Article


Cement Production

Solid Recovered Fuel can be used as a replacement for fossil... Read Article

Supported by
  • Strategic Investment Board
  • Department of the Environment
© 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