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3 - 5 May

Opal Cove Resort
Coffs Harbour NSW

About the Waste Conference

The Coffs Harbour Waste Conference is the leading conference for the waste management industry in Australia and is the WMAA preferred waste management conference. 

Celebrating 20 years since inception, the conference now attracts over 500 delegates, 50 exhibitors and 90 presenters, both national and international. It is targeted at anyone who works in or has an interest in waste management issues, and is particularly relevant to local government.

Attendees benefit from hearing the most up-to-date content on the latest developments in the industry from leading waste management professionals, visiting a vast array of exhibitions by national and international companies, and networking with other 'waste experts' during the three social evenings which provide a relaxed networking atmosphere.

Topics that may be covered in 2016 include:

  • Waste Infrastructure
  • Landfill issues
  • Marketing and Education
  • Innovation in Organics
  • Policy and Strategy
  • Litter, Illegal Dumping and Problem Wastes
  • Packaging and Collection
  • Resource Efficiency
  • Social Enterprise
  • Carbon and Waste

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"The waste conference was incredibly beneficial in gaining insight into waste minimisation and education initiatives that Councils across Australia are implementing."

Jean Young, Waste Education Officer, Greater Shepparton City Council

"Very useful for updating self-knowledge of all aspects, trends and directions of the waste industry, as well as meeting the diverse characters within it."

Darron Ellery, Waste Contracts Coordinator, Shoalhaven City Council

"I recommend the Coffs Conference to all local government representatives. Waste is too important, too costly and too political for you not to know the latest information."

Mike Ritchie, Company Director, MRA Consulting Group

"Very useful and informative conference. As a first time attendee I was impressed and will certainly attend again."

Anthony Lewis, Director, Goulburn Valley Waste & Resource Recovery Group

"The Coffs Waste Conference is the Australian industry's premier event, the one event that simply cannot be missed in an increasingly busy conference space."

Garth Lamb, Business Development Manager, Re-Group

"An invaluable learning and networking resource for both new and seasoned waste professionals."

Guada Lado, Regional Waste Coordinator, WSROC

"This conference ticks all the boxes with informative conference sessions, great networking, a large variety of exhibitions and fantastic hospitality/ organisation."

Sally Rice, Manager Safety Amenity & Environment, Moira Shire Council

"The Waste Conference is a great way to get a comprehensive look at where the waste industry is now and where it will be heading to in the future. It also provides an opportunity to meet the movers and shakers in the waste industry."

James Allsop, Senior Environmental Sustainability Officer, Holroyd City Council

"The Waste Conference at Coffs Harbour has been our 'must exhibit at’ event for more than ten years. A great opportunity to catch up with existing customers and other contacts from within the industry."

Paula Harrison, National Manager, EnviroCom Australia

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