About the Waste Authority

The Waste Authority is established under the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Act 2007 to:
  • prepare a draft waste strategy for consideration by the Minister for Environment
  • provide strategic and policy advice to the Minister  on matters relating to Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Act 2007
  • co-ordinate implementation of the business plan approved by the Minister
  • administer the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Account.

The Waste Authority works with local government, regional councils, stakeholder groups, the waste management sector and the community to promote understanding of resource recovery.  

The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER) provides services to the Waste Authority to enable it to perform its functions.

The Western Australian Waste Strategy: Creating the Right Environment sets out the State Government’s long term strategic directives and priorities.

The Authority’s key messages promote better waste management practices in Western Australia. The messages aim to foster engagement and behaviour change in individuals and communities across the State.

Related Items

  • Business Plan 2017/18 »

    Business Plan 2017/18

  • Annual Report 2016/2017 »

    The Annual Report for 2016/17 was tabled in Parliament on 31 October 2017.

  • Key messages

    The Authority’s key messages promote better waste management practices in Western Australia. The messages aim to foster engagement and behaviour change in individuals and communities across the State.