How NRC Operates

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The National Resource Consortium (NRC) was established by 12 independent waste operators with a shared mission to create an innovative resource management network, driven by best practice drawn from every corner of the UK waste sector. By forming a consortium, our members are able to provide national and multi-site clients with greater efficiency and flexibility than national providers can deliver, and greater capability than brokered operations can muster. NRC’s collaborative approach offers customers the opportunity to access independent waste and recycling operators and local market leaders.

As the NRC, our members have an unparalleled waste collection and processing capacity with 100% UK coverage. By pooling resources, our members are positioned to capitalise on national and multi-site client contracts with the power of their combined expertise, entrepreneurialism, and innovation. Together, we have forged a new solution – a completely bespoke programme delivered with national contract management and the agility and responsiveness of local service provision.

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How we work for our members

Each hand-picked member of the National Resource Consortium has exclusive coverage of their service areas and is invited to set their own pricing to meet local needs. All member rates are consolidated into a single client rate and contract management is handled centrally by NRC. Profit income is directed back to our members to support local economies and jobs.

Our support network

NRC members form an exclusive network of resource management professionals. Our members are entrepreneurs, innovators and successful business leaders. As part of this network, our members are able to share best practice and support for common challenges among the UK’s leading independent waste operators.

Associate Membership

We welcome expressions of interest from waste sector suppliers that wish to explore the commercial viability of associate membership of NRC. Our associate members gain the opportunity to market their products and service to our national network of independent waste operators which, in turn, benefit from the enhanced buying power of the consortium.

To register your interest in associate membership, please email

Membership Availability

Membership of the NRC is by invitation only. We are not currently seeking to appoint any new members. If you would like to register your interest in joining NRC should an opportunity arise, please email