Welcome to the LARAC website.

LARAC, The Local Authority Recycling Advisory Committee, was formed in 1985 to represent the emerging voice of local government recycling officers. Full Membership is open to any local authority within the UK. We represent local authority views in waste and recycling issues, and we are run by an Executive of 20 serving local authority waste management officers. We have members from authorities in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales including associates from the Channel Islands. Associate membership is open to any Local Authority with a waste function within the EU.

LARAC Vision

To be the leading voice for local authorities on recycling, waste and resource management.

LARAC Mission

To influence UK waste policy for the benefit of our members in a manner which advances the waste and resource industry; to provide membership services in a cost effective and quality manner so that our members are well informed and to provide premier local authority national waste conferences that act as a catalyst for information dissemination and promotion of good practice within local authorities.

How do we intend to achieve our vision?

With Information Provision

  • LARAC Annual Conference at greatly reduced membership rates

  • Free Conferences in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales

  • Support for regional meeting

  • LARAC OnLine – our monthly email service

  • Policy Briefing - bi-monthly legislation update

  • Blogs from Members, LARAC and Partners

  • LARAC website – with a members-only discussion area

  • The Features - twice monthly articles treating subjects dear to LA recycling officers

  • Free vacancy advertising

  • Provision of information, support and good practice

  • Policy responses to government consultations

  • Timely meeting reports published in the members' area of the website

By Engaging and Campaigning

  • Shaping policy and legislation through advising government and industry
  • Building relationships with policy makers
  • Influencing European policy development
  • Providing informed and realistic viewpoints for the media

Our plans for the future

LARAC is an organisation that gives local authority recycling officers influence.
The LARAC Business Plan 2019-2023 tells you how we will make our intentions real.

View the current LARAC Annual Report
Download the 2021 Annual Report

LARAC is a limited company.

LARAC AGM 2021 - Wednesday 6 October, The Hilton Metropole, Birmingham 
The Agenda 
The minutes from our latest AGM are available on the Exec Meetings page in the Members' area of the website.