Who is HRR?
Hunter Resource Recovery (HRR) is an initiative of Cessnock, Lake Macquarie and Maitland City Councils and Singleton Council to manage the kerbside recycling service that covers an estimated 370,000 residents with 142,000 homes serviced each fortnight.
Hunter Resource Recovery is a Company that was established in the New South Wales’ Hunter Valley region by Cessnock, Lake Macquarie and Maitland City Councils in June 1997 and joined by Singleton Council in July 2013.
This unique alliance was formed to minimise the four Councils expenditure in developing an integrated kerbside recycling service. As a joint venture Company, HRR is able to combine the resources of the four Councils and provide a more cost effective service, particularly in rural and regional areas and also to provide “best practice” recycling technologies.
HRR now handles the management, co-ordination and implementation of recycling, waste minimisation and associated education strategies, representing an estimated 370,000 residents or a service area of 142,000 homes. The Board of Directors comprises of representatives from each City Council.
The service represents one of the largest recycling contracts in Australia, with the service area covering three times the metropolitan area of Sydney.