What is arc21?
arc21 is one of three waste management groups in Northern Ireland representing 11 councils in the east of the Province (the other two groups cover the south west and north west regions). It was formally incorporated and established in 2003 after a gradual process of closer co-operation between its councils. arc21 works on behalf of its member councils to guide, support and help them meet their legal requirements and drive forward innovative waste management programmes.
Our aim is to implement environmentally sound waste management programmes based on the principles of 'Reduce, Re-use and Recycle'.
arc21's work is governed by a legally binding collaborative agreement between all of its councils.
Made up of 22 elected members (two from each of its eleven constituent councils) this is arc21's decision making forum. For a full list of members please click here.
arc21 has a small team of staff. For full details please click here.