SWWRF holds at least three events a year. Events cover a range of ‘hot topics’ in the fields of waste prevention, reuse, recycling, residual treatment and disposal, and include tours to facilities in the South West and further afield. SWWRF membership also enables members to access the private discussion forum on this website helping with further networking and being up to date on all news amongst members across the South West.
SWWRF provides excellent value for money and has many benefits that include opportunities to raise staff knowledge and awareness on topical themes in waste management and networking opportunities, as well as develop and establish new business partnerships.
SWWRF always has excellent guest speakers covering topics such as communications campaigns, ‘circular economy’, waste minimisation and enforcement strategies adopted by organisations throughout the UK. Additionally, SWWRF has excellent working relationships with the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) who promote regular communications themed training workshops through SWWRF.
To compliment excellent guest speakers SWWRF events also include tours around fully operational waste management sites. Recently SWWRF has organised tours around Energy from Waste, Mechanical and Biological Treatment and Anaerobic Digestion plants, as well as Material Recovery Facilities and recycling operations.
SWWRF is a not-for-profit organisation that always welcomes new members working with waste and resources from across the private, public and third sectors.
A year’s membership is £70 and enables two members from each organisation to visit each of our events, plus other training workshops that SWWRF promotes on the behalf of other organisations such as WRAP. We see this as excellent value for money and the events all include catering throughout the day.
To ensure we fulfil the requirements and expectations of our members we welcome feedback to continuously improve the service we provide. Feedback can be provided in the private forum section of this website.
We welcome new members from:
If you have any queries or would like your organisation to become a
member please complete our contact form.
Our current Members are:
Cornwall Unitary Authority (which includes:)
Cornwall County Council
Caradon District Council
Carrick District Council
Kerrier District Council
North Cornwall District Council
Penwith District Council
SERCO (For Restormel Borough Council)
Devon County Council
East Devon District Council
Exeter City Council
Mid Devon District Council
North Devon District Council
Teignbridge District Council
Torridge District Council
West Devon Borough Council
Torbay Council (unitary)
Dorset Waste Partnership (which includes:)
Dorset County Council
East Dorset District Council
North Dorset District Council
Purbeck District Council
Christchurch Borough Council
West Dorset District Council
Weymouth & Portland Borough Council
Bournemouth Borough Council (unitary)
Poole Borough Council (unitary)
Somerset Waste Partnership (which includes:)
Mendip District Council
Sedgemoor District Council
Somerset County Council
South Somerset District Council
Taunton Deane Borough Council
West Somerset District Council
Bath & North East Somerset Council (unitary)
North Somerset District Council (unitary)
Gloucestershire Joint Waste Team (which includes:)
Gloucestershire County Council
Cotswold District Council
Cheltenham Borough Council
Forest of Dean District Council
Tewkesbury Borough Council
Gloucester City Council (not part of Gloucestershire Waste Partnership)
Stroud District Council (not part of Gloucestershire Waste Partnership)
Bristol Waste Company
Eunomia Research and Consulting
Stephens Scown LLP
The University of Bath
Wiltshire Wildlife Trust
Privacy Notice – what happens when you share your data with us
Your organisation becoming a member of SWWRF
SWWRF membership organisations provide a point of contact for their organisation. This contact information is shared within SWWRF Exec for invoicing and administrative purposes, such SWWRF area reps passing on relevant information to member organisations to cascade to colleagues as appropriate.
Relevant data will be shared with SWWRF Exec Officers as appropriate – data may be held on server(s) for administrative organisation(s) of those officers.
SWWRF member organisations contact information and bank details is maintained with each annual SWWRF subscription. Please notify SWWRF promptly in the event of any changes to avoid delays in membership renewals.
Signing up to the SWWRF website
If your organisation is currently a paid member of SWWRF, you can sign up to the SWWRF website get into the members only areas where you can access speakers presentation slides (under documents) or join in the discussion forums topics or share case studies. By requesting to sign up to the SWWRF website, you give SWWRF permission to send you invites to future meetings, relevant notifications of employment or training opportunities, hot-topics on our discussion board, and other carefully selected news or events likely to be of interest to our members. Please note, your access to the members area will stop if your organisation does not keep up its annual subscription to SWWRF.
SWWRF will not share your contact details to third parties. You can unregister at any time from the SWWRF website by contacting the SWWRF Website Officer stated on the SWWRF Exec page.