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

Waste Targets

The area currently generates about 150,000 tonnes of waste per annum, while the recycling and composting rate for the area is over 38% 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
  • Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council
  • Derry & Strabane District Council