The state's recycled waste could be headed to the Illawarra for processing, if a push to invest in large scale waste management projects gains traction.
It comes as councils grapple with rising rates of general waste production and illegal dumping.
Greens councillor Cath Blakey is urging Wollongong to make large scale recycling operations happen here in the Illawarra. And Shellharbour Mayor Marianne Saliba wants to see councils working together on this.
Watch the report on WIN News, 23 October 2019.