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In 12 months Australians donate more than 780,000 tonnes of clothing and goods to charity stores. Scroll down to learn about the sectors representative body....

About NACRO

The National Association of Charitable Recycling Organisations Inc. (NACRO) is the peak organisation that represents Australia’s charities and charity Op Shops that recycle clothing, furniture, household and workplace goods to raise funds to be able to provide for the disadvantaged and deliver vital community support programs.

NACRO is a membership association. All NACRO members are registered charities with the The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC). We are independent and not for profit.

The registered objects of the association are as follows:

  • To be the peak organisation for charitable recycling organisations in Australia
  • To assist each member to provide maximum financial support from recycling operations for its charitable purposes
  • To facilitate the activities of each State Council to attain the objects of the Association
  • To enlist and encourage co-operation and support from the Federal Government; industries, corporations, trade unions and the community for the recycling operations of members and to assist State Councils in their contacts with state and local governments
  • To promote the research and development of recycling operations and to facilitate the exchange of information, experiences and advice between members
  • To monitor and inform members of legal or political matters relating to the recycling operations of members.

NACRO is governed by a National Executive. Many issues, such as those pertaining to waste are dictated by state legislation and thus specific state issues are managed by State Councils.

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The National Association of Charitable Recycling Organisations Inc. (NACRO) is the peak organisation that represents Australia’s charities and charity op shops.