About AWRE

Australians are looking towards the waste and recycling industry to drive positive change. As the premier business event for the waste, recycling and resource recovery sector, AWRE is where the best come together to join forces for a world of solutions towards a cleaner, more sustainable future.

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Resource Recovery Summit

For the first time in 2022, AWRE will be hosting a summit for high-level collaboration between industry, government and waste generators. The Resource Recovery Summit will feature keynote sessions on commercial & industrial, construction & demolition and municipal solid waste.

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Industry Zones

Visit AWRE and explore dedicated Industry Zones throughout the show floor including the Innovation Zone and AORA Organics Zone. These zones provide a unique opportunity to discover the latest products and solutions for each zone first hand, directly from the expert teams behind them.

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Seminar Program

AWRE's Seminar Program is jam-packed with panels, presentations and case studies covering the industry’s most challenging and compelling issues. Discover the latest trends, insights, practical tips and tangible solutions from innovators shaping the future direction for Australia.

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Discover the latest products and services at AWRE


The collection and transportation of waste is often the first link in the supply chain. Feel the power of the latest truck and vehicle models which keep the industry moving.


Sustainable, smart solutions such as sensor bins, solar bins and compostable bins to keep public and business spaces clean and connected, along with traditional industrial and household collections.

Food & Organics Waste

Convert food and organic waste into reusable resources including the latest aerobic digesters and composters

Software & Technologies

Technological innovation in the waste and recycling industry is a driver for future success. Explore software and alternative technologies to keep your business operating efficiently now and into the future.

Machinery & Equipment

A successful waste management operation demands the best equipment. Discover the latest machinery and equipment providing the backbone to the industry.


eWaste is being sent to landfill at three times the rate of general waste. Find tailored solutions to safely and responsibly collect, recover and recycle your eWaste.

Waste Management

Businesses today are focused on reducing waste management costs whilst committing to environmental sustainability. Find the right partner to manage all your waste and recycling needs.

Food Packaging

Food packaging innovation that reduces waste sent to landfill are a major focus for the future in Australia

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