The Waste Contractors and Recyclers Association of Queensland Inc, (WCRA) was established in 2007.  In August 2012, WCRA was rebranded and named the Waste, Recycling Industry Association of Queensland Inc, (WRIQ).

WRIQ is an industry organisation registered in the State of Queensland to represent the interests of its members in relation to and in connection with, the waste, recycling and secondary resource management in this state.

Without limitation, the objectives of the Association are:

A) To advocate, promote, influence change for advancing the interests of the waste, recycling and secondary resource management contractors of Queensland;

B) To promote the Industry in Queensland, communicate issues relevant to the Industry’s security and maintain good relations between the Members and State as well as local government authorities, agencies and departments, companies, sole traders and the public;

C) To assist and facilitate training and encourage any technical or other form of education for operators within the industry;

D) To assist and facilitate industrial relation matters relevant to the Industry and its Members;

E) To obtain, collate and publicise relevant information of the industry;

F) To support other associations and organisations with interests in whole or part similar to the Association;

G) To do all such matters and things as are necessary or expedient to further the objects of the Association;

H) To do all such lawful things as may appear to be incidental or conducive to the objectives, or as resolved by the executive to be in the interests of a Member/s or the industry;

I) To adopt any additional objects from time to time as determined by the Executive;

J) the purposes and powers specified shall, except where otherwise expressed, be independent main purposes and powers, and the Association shall also have the powers set out in the Act. The purposes and powers are not limited or restricted by implied reference to or inference from the terms of any other clause.

K) not to apply or receive government funded or third party grants for any reason, unless this is approved by the full membership at an AGM or by holding an extraordinary meeting.