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An update from up north by Ally Borland

Operating tip shops is something that Resource Recovery has done since its inception. 27 years ago, when we first won the contract to manage the Tuncurry Waste Management Centre for Great Lakes Council (these days known as Midcoast Council), one of the first things we did was find ways to salvage...

By Krysten Banks, Manager Resource Recovery Midcoast

I loved my job.

Running The Green at the Tuncurry Waste Management Centre was a real pleasure. Over the many years that the garden has evolved, I have loved every minute of it. Imagine coming to your place of work everyday and having your nostrils filled with the smell ...

Soft Landing has some fantastic partners. These partners have some brilliant people working for them.

Soft Landing’s award-winning ‘waste-to-wages’ agenda is about providing opportunities for the most disadvantaged people to re-engage with work, training them up and providing them a springb...

Resource Recovery Australia is excited to announce our partnership with the UNSW Sustainable Materials and Research Technology Centre (SMaRT), as the latest member of their Green Manufacturing Hub.

Nine mo...

The UpLovers journey began a year ago now. We started with an idea to engage local women through the process of upcycling and creating art and everyday items from what was destined to be trash in a landfill. Today we are at a point in time where the original journey has ended and now we look to the horizon for where we will go next.

Since the time when civilisations first sprung up around the globe humans have been entranced by gems and jewels of rare beauty; coveting them and often waging wars to guard them from others.

The UpLovers are not so different from those who have come before us — we too are entranced by the rare beauty of what is often disc...

What to do with all of those electrical cables that remain connected to TVs, stereos and other devices that no longer function?

Sure, you can strip the conduit back and salvage the valuable vein of copper that once carried the electrons to their destination. That is what conventional wisdom tells us is the best outcome for such a waste...

We were delighted to open our fetching new Green Bikes shed and workshop on site at Resource Recovery Great Lakes today. Officially opened by our Executive Officer John Weate, and the local Greens candidate for the upcoming Federal Election Julie Lyford.

The new space, built from recycled materials, is the culmination of many pe...

What to do with vinyl records in a world where music is suspended in the cloud until you decide to stream it?

Even if you are the sentimental type and have a dusty record player adorning your lounge room at home, the sheer number of scratched and warped records that find their way to landfills each year are innumerable.

So...

The interim waste transfer station is ready to help you out.

For those living in the Shellharbour City Council area, the Revolve Shop at the Dunmore Resource Recovery Centre is now closed until mid-August so that s...

The re-opening of Council's Tip Top Shops has highlighted the adage of "one man's trash is another man's treasure".

October 22 marked the first day of trading for the Tip Top Shops at the Gladstone Waste Management Centre and Benaraby Landfill under the new management of Resource Recovery Australia. 

Dec 2014 edition, Inside Waste, WMAA.  

PROFILE - Resource Recovery Australia

What are the company's main business activities?

Resource Recovery Australia provides coaching, consultancy and operational waste services. We work with councils, communities and businesses to maximise the economic, social and envir...

30/10/14, BEN-GLOBAL, Jacqueline Ong.NSW waste management enterprise Resource Recovery (RR) has won a $530,000 Westpac Foundation Innovation Grant and will use the money to share its model with councils and social enterprises across Australia.RR is a social enterprise of Great Lakes Community Resources and operates the...

October 2014 Bulletin, SOCIAL PROCUREMENT AUSTRALASIA - In an area where Indigenous employment reaches 90%, Resource Recovery and the Great Lakes Council have made a remarkable social and economic impact on the lives of disadvantaged people through hands-on training, work experience and employment opportunities. Resource Recovery&...

7/10/14, ILLAWARRA MERCURY: Illawarra businesses are starting to look greener following the launch of the NSW Environment Protection Authority’s Industrial Ecology project. The EPA’s ‘‘Waste Less, Recycle More’’ initiative is funded from the state’s waste levy, and the Illawarra Innovative In...

17/9/2014 MANNING RIVER TIMES

Business recycling has received a huge boost on the North Coast. Resource Recovery Australia (RRA) has been awarded the first Industrial Ecology grant from the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) to establish an Industrial Ecology Business Network from the Great Lakes to the Tweed. ...
INVITATION To reduce your waste costs and/or waste to landfill – be part of the solution and come and meet: Green Connect (Food Organics pick up and Composting) a not-for-profit social enterprise who provide employment for refugees in the Illawarra; andRelivit (Nappy/Incontinence Pads Recycler) EPA  Phil Molyneau...

September 2014 Update

Resource Recovery Australia's specialist in organics reprocessing, Gerry Gillespie, met with Senator Williams from the National Party, to discuss returning organics to the soil, in particular for agriculture, with the potential of introducing the program nationwide under the Federal Product Stewardship A...

TIMBER & ORGANICS - Business Network Meeting - Taree... Many of you will already be aware of the NSW EPA’s exciting Industrial Ecology Business Network program, announced two months ago. As part of this program, RRA has secured international organics waste specialist, Gerry Gillespie as guest expert at our Taree meetin...
Industrial Ecology conceptualises industry as a man-made ecosystem operating similarly to natural ecosystems. In nature the waste or by-products of one process are always used as inputs into another process. So, Industrial Ecology aims to create industrial systems that are not simply a linear process of mining and extractio...
22 July 2014 — New grants from the NSW Environment Protection Agency designed to reduce waste to landfill have already created new jobs, with one of the grant recipients, Resource Recovery Australia, employing four new project staff to deliver projects in Northern and Southern New South Wales. RRA received two grants under the ...

SOURCE: NSW EPA Media release: 18 July 2014

"$1.6 million boost for new business recycling networks"

The NSW Environment Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $1.6 million from the Waste Less, Recycle More initiative to help establish six new recycling networks in the Sydney, Hunter, South East, North Coas...

A recent visit by international sustainability guru, Warren Snow, has confirmed that Great Lakes Resource Recovery Park (Tuncurry Waste Management Centre) is on the right track.  The director of Envision waste management consultancy, Mr Snow has seen it all. He is sought out by Councils and communities across New Zealand, Austra...

Social Procurement Trends in Waste with the Rise of Social Enterprise...

Presenters:

Chris Newman (ArcBlue and founder of Social Procurement Australasia)John Weate (Resource Recovery Australia)Matthew Allen (Community Recycling Network Australia)

GREAT LAKES ADVOCATE, 4 Dec 2013...

Over the past 23 years, local not for profit organisation, Great Lakes Resource Recovery has managed Council's Tuncurry Waste Management Centre. In that time, it has worked with the local community and Council to transform our ...

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Resource Recovery and Great Lakes Council take out 2013 Social Enterprise of the Year (medium to large) and Social Procurement Supporter of the Year. Click here for more information.

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