MEMBERSHIP
The Waste, Recycling Industry Association of Queensland (WRIQ) is the premier industry association representing waste businesses in Queensland. Joining WRIQ ensures your business has a voice, gives you access to WRIQ publications and events and will give you the tools to develop and grow your business.

WRIQ is an association for the support its members working towards better services and environmental outcomes for customers and the general public in waste management.

With a dynamic waste and recycling including changes to international markets, state legislation, new technology and local council initiatives, at WRIQ we are seeking to stay abreast of changes to be able to inform and guide our members on issues that may be impacting their organisation and operations.

Our objective is to ensure that members seeking guidance are on the right path. We may achieve that by linking you with one or more people in our network of waste professionals. Or perhaps providing you with sources of required information. Or just discussing an issue of concern or interest.

OUR VALUES

Leadership & Expertise
We are Queensland’s leading association for the sector, ensuring member organisations are well informed on issues of strategic importance to both the sector and their businesses. 

Collaboration
Through collaboration and partnerships, we work to deliver positive outcomes for our members.

Sustainability
We want a Sustainable Queensland, including economic sustainability through levy and market support.

Fairness and Equity
in how we work with our stakeholders and government, and we recognise and embrace diversity and inclusion while promoting cooperation across the WRIQ membership.

Culture
We foster a culture which recognises that sustainable natural resource management and social justice are an integral part of robust business management. 

WRIQ’s MISSION

WRIQ’s mission is to elevate the waste management, recycling and resource recovery sectors through services, education and advocacy for members to achieve successful economic, social, environmental and governance outcomes. By being a member of WRIQ, you are supporting a strong and united advocacy voice.

Advocate
We develop leading positions and solutions on issues of concern to the advancement and sustainability of Queensland’s waste management and resource recovery sectors and we work closely with government and other key stakeholders.

Inform
We publish discussion papers, research papers, project reports, safety guides and deliver expert events to assist the sector and other stakeholders understand key issues, technical advancements, and innovation opportunities. We also undertake projects that deliver practice improvements and technology adoption across our members’ sites. These projects also contribute data and key findings that inform our advocacy.

Campaign
We promote our members and raise the profile of the industry with the media and amongst broader stakeholders to achieve a greater level of understanding about industry management practices; and communicate the significant contribution of the waste management, recycling and resource recovery sectors to the Queensland economy, communities and the environment.

Connect
We bring together Queensland’s waste management and resource recovery sectors on a range of Working Groups that deal with current issues and find solutions to complex problems. We facilitate knowledge exchange and networking opportunities for our members through a range of formal and informal networking and conference events. WRIQ Working Groups are Landfill; Organics; Metals, Training, Workforce and Safety; and Recovery, Markets and Procurement.

MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES

CORPORATE MEMBERSHIP

To be eligible for Corporate Membership, the applicant’s core business activity should be contracting to federal, state or local government, or the private sector, to provide services relating to sanitation, waste management, recycling, materials processing, resource management, demolition, waste transport or disposal or other related disciplines, including in the state of Queensland. This membership category is suited to any business that has its core operations in the waste industry.

2023 – 2024 Fees (ex GST)

200+ employees
$15,500

100-200 employees
$9,500

51-100 employees
$5,960

26-50 employees
$4,100

16-25 employees
$2,660

9-15 employees
$1,350

1-8 employees
$650

ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP

To be eligible for Associate Membership, the applicant’s core business activity should be contracting to federal, state or local government, or the private sector, to provide services relating to sanitation, waste management, recycling, materials processing, resource management, demolition, waste transport or disposal or other related disciplines, including in the state of Queensland. This membership category is suited to any business that has its core operations in the waste industry.

2023 – 2024 Fees (ex GST)

Emerging and Start-Up
$500

Council <10,000 households
$1,530

Council 10-30,000 households
$2,550

Council >30,000 households
$3,570

State or Federal Gov Depts.
(includes Statutory Authorities and other Government-Owned Entities)
$3,600

INDUSTRY SUPPLIER/PARTNER

Industry supplier/partner members may  supply the waste industry as part of their wider operations or partner with a waste company as part of its core activities

2023 – 2024 Fees (ex GST)
$1700

Membership runs from 1 July to 30 June each year and will automatically be adjusted pro-rata. Note: Employees are defined as all permanent and ongoing casual and labour hire appointments. They do not include employees associated with one-off construction activities.

If you have any questions or want to learn more about WRIQ, please contact WRIQ Member Services at memberservices[at]wriq.com.au

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