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Recycling and waste management

Global changes in waste management and the push for a circular economy are driving new opportunities in the recycling and waste-management sector in regional NSW.

At a glance

34 million tonnes

of waste volume expected to be generated in NSW annually by 2041

14 million tonnes

of waste diverted from landfill through recycling in 2019-20


NSW recovery rate from all waste streams targeted by 2030

$356 million

allocated to deliver priority programs and policy reforms

$10 million

in incentives for producers to replace emissions-intensive plastic

$11.6 billion

of investment expected in the NSW sector over the next 10 years

1 million

 PET plastic bottles recycled every year at recycling plant in Albury

Hot opportunities

Organics processing

Biofuels (including sustainable aviation fuel)

Recycling (plastics, e-waste, solar panel, textiles)


Talk to us about recycling and waste management opportunities in regional NSW

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