NCTCOG maintains the region's solid waste advisory committee, the Resource Conservation Council (RCC), whose primary responsibility is to provide support and advice to NCTCOG's Executive Board on methods to conserve, recover, and recycle valuable resources and to provide proper handling and disposal of non-recoverable waste materials. The council also guided the development of the current regional materials management plan.
The RCC is made up of 36 committee members, including individuals from local government, private sector, and environmental and public interest groups. These members represent the best group of volunteers available, and serve a two year term, with one half of the members appointed by the NCTCOG Executive Board each year. The Chair and Vice Chair of the RCC are appointed annually by the Executive Board as well. Meetings are generally held at the NCTCOG offices on the second Thursday of any month requiring committee action.