WA State Branch Committee
President Rebecca Brown

WA Working Groups
  • Carbon Committee
  • Construction & Demolition Waste Recycling
  • Commercial & Industrial Waste
  • Landfill
  • Waste Educators
WA Carbon Committee

The WA Carbon Committee is a working group of the Waste Management Association of Australia (WMAA). The Group provides support, information, advocacy and leadership to waste industry professionals who have an interest in carbon policy issues.

Objectives of the working group are:

  • To share knowledge on key issues and developments relating to Carbon Policy for the waste and resource recovery industry
  • To be an open channel of communication between facility operators, regulators and other stakeholders
  • To inform and influence policy on issues relating to Carbon in WA
  • Contribute to the development and promotion of an understanding of Carbon issues within the waste profession and the wider community in WA
  • To provide input into national issues through the WMAA National Carbon Committee

Membership of the WA Carbon Committee is open to all financial members of WMAA. Members generally consist of waste contractors, local and state government, consultants, legal advisors and waste generators.

The Working Group is part of the WMAA National Carbon Committee and has a representative on the WMAA WA Branch Committee.

Meetings are generally held each month and teleconference facilities are provided for members in regional areas.

WA Construction & Demolition (C&D) Waste Recycling Working Group

The WA Construction & Demolition (C&D) Waste Recycling Working Group provides a forum for C&D recyclers and others in the industry to discuss how to create a better industry and environment for recycling C&D waste materials.

Objectives of the working group are:

  • Foster the identification and expansion of sustainable markets
  • Develop and promote environmentally sustainable practices
  • Encourage increased professionalism in the C&D Recycling Industry
  • Develop, assess, and provide comment on issues and policies affecting the C&D Recycling Industry in WA
  • Promote research and development into C&D Recycling technologies
  • Arrange and sponsor meetings, conferences and seminars or similar gatherings on subjects of interest to the C&D Recycling Industry
  • Promote consumer confidence by developing and supporting high industry standards for C&D Recycling
  • Educate communities about the benefits of using recycled C &D materials
  • Engage with relevant industry associations (e.g. Master Builders, Property Council, UDIA) to highlight the benefits of recycling C&D materials and how various C&D materials can be recycled rather than disposed to landfill 
  • Promote on site C&D Recycling and management practices which avoid the creation of waste
  • Make available general information, education material and technical information on the C&D Recycling Industry

Membership of the WA C&D Working Group is open to all financial members of WMAA. Members generally consist of recyclers, local and state government, consultants, equipment suppliers and academics.
The Working Group is part of the WMAA National C&D Division, which was formed in 1998, and has a representative on the WMAA WA Branch Committee


WA Commercial & Industrial (C&I) Waste Working Group

The WA Commercial & Industrial (C&I) Waste Working was formed in 2008 to provide members with the opportunity to contribute to the future of the C&I waste sector, keep abreast of developments affecting the C&I waste sector and network with industry stakeholders.

The group’s Vision is:
“To provide leadership in the management and reduction of Commercial & Industrial waste”.

The Mission of the group is: 
“To act as a focal point for stakeholders to facilitate communications and promote more sustainable Commercial and Industrial waste management in Western Australia”.

Objectives of the working group are:

  • Provide a forum for the C&I waste management sector and within which C&I waste generators can collaborate on projects that raise standards of practice &/or lead to improved policy
  • Identify and promote sustainable collection, transport, processing and disposal practices
  • Identify and promote opportunities for greater awareness and education
  • Provide a forum for local government and C&I waste management organisations to work together to improve C&I waste management performance
  • Promote source segregation of C&I waste
  • Advocate for policy reform and policy development, eg levies, taxes Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) and Container Deposit Legislation (CDL)
  • Encourage waste generators to participate in product stewardship processes, eg the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) program
  • Foster the identification and expansion of sustainable markets for the diversion of waste materials from landfill

Membership & Meetings
Membership of the WA C&I Working Group is open to all financial members of WMAA. Members generally consist of waste collection & transport organisations, waste processing organisations, local and state government, consultants and waste generators.
The Working Group has a representative on the WMAA WA Branch Committee.
Meetings are generally held on each month and teleconference facilities are provided for members in regional areas.


WA Landfill Working Group

Landfill WA is a working group of the Waste Management Association of Australia (WMAA). The Group was formed to promote and improve the landfill industry in WA It provides support, information, advocacy and leadership to waste industry professionals who have an interest in landfills.

Objectives of the working group are:

  • To share knowledge on key issues and developments for the landfill industry
  • To be an open channel of communication between landfill operators, regulators and other stakeholders
  • To inform and influence policy on issues relating to the landfill sector in WA
  • To raise the public profile and perception of landfilling in WA
  • To provide input into national issues through the WMAA National Landfill Division

Membership of the Landfill WA Working Group is open to all financial members of WMAA. Members generally consist of landfill operators, local and state government, consultants, equipment suppliers and academics.

The Working Group is part of the WMAA National Landfill Division and has a representative on the WMAA WA Branch Committee.


WA Waste Educators Working Group

WA Waste Educators Working Group is a working group of the Waste Management Association of Australia (WMAA). The Group was formed to raise the profile of education within the waste and resource recovery industry and to encourage preferred practice waste education in state.  It provides support, information, advocacy and leadership for waste education professionals.

Objectives of the working group are:

  • To connect waste and environmental educators and share information and experiences
  • To raise the profile of education and its role in waste avoidance and resource recovery across government, industry and the broader community.
  • Ensure waste education is an integral part of public policy in WA
  • Advance waste education as a profession  and promote recognition of excellence in the practice of waste education
  • To provide input into national issues through the WMAA National Waste Educators Division

Membership of the WA Waste Educators Working Group is open to all financial members of WMAA. Members generally consist of waste educators and environmental officers working within Local (metropolitan and regional Councils) and State Government; and consultants working within the waste and environmental management industry.

The Working Group is part of the WMAA National Waste Educators Division and has a representative on the WMAA WA Branch Committee.

Meetings are generally held each month and teleconference facilities are provided for members in regional areas.