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Membership Benefits

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:

  • Local Authorities

  • Waste Partnerships

  • Public Authorities

  • Companies

  • Organisations

  • Individuals                                                                                                                                                                                                           

If you have any queries or would like your organisation to become a

member please complete our contact form.


Our current Members are:




Cornwall Council (unitary)


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 (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 (includes:)

Gloucestershire County Council

Cotswold District Council

Cheltenham Borough Council

Forest of Dean District Council

Tewkesbury Borough Council

Gloucester City Council - separate to GJWT

Stroud District Council - separate to GJWT




Biomethane Ltd

Bristol Waste Company

Brooklands Events

Collecteco Ltd


Egbert Taylor

Eunomia Research and Consulting


Newport Paper

Novelis Recycling

Recresco Ltd

Resource Futures


Stephens Scown LLP


The University of Bath


URM Group

Wiltshire Wildlife Trust

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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.

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