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Where to place your bins for collection

16 November, 2018

Bin placement tips for rubbish collection day.

Leachate — what is it and why is it a problem?

13 September, 2018

When you hear the word leachate, what comes to mind?

Odour management in landfills

11 December, 2017

Odour management has always been an underlying challenge when it comes to waste management activities such as landfills.

Australia's glass recycling crisis: the industry responds

09 August, 2017 by Lauren Davis

A damning report on ABC's Four Corners program has revealed that it is currently cheaper to stockpile and landfill glass waste than to recycle it.

What's the problem with New Zealand's landfill levy?

03 July, 2017

With hundreds of thousands of tonnes of re-usable and recyclable materials going to landfill each year in New Zealand, a new report by Eunomia has proposed raising the country's landfill levy from the current $10 per tonne to as high as $140 per tonne.

A safeguard against illegal dumping — section 143 notices

02 November, 2016 by Mike Ritchie, Director, MRA Consulting

We all hear the horror stories of illegal landfill operations. What happens, however, when waste is recycled by placing it on land?

Melburnians to help plan their waste and recycling future

17 November, 2015

Anthony Carbines is inviting Melburnians to have their say on planning for Melbourne's future waste and recycling infrastructure requirements.

Opportunities in sight for source separated waste

05 November, 2015

If you're about to undertake an emissions reduction activity, there's a good chance you may be eligible to generate Australian Carbon Credit Units (ACCUs), and with one ACCU awarded per tonne of carbon dioxide equivalent emission avoided, there is some big money to be made by selling them.

Should e-waste be banned from Victoria's landfills?

22 September, 2015

Victorian Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water Lisa Neville is inviting feedback on the Andrews Labor government's plan to ban electronic waste from the state's landfills.

enrich360 initiative diverts food waste to nourish depleted soils

03 September, 2015

A fruit and vegetable wholesaler and a food waste dehydration system supplier have combined their widely differing core skills to establish a sustainability initiative called enrich360.

Landfill cell opens in Logan City

27 November, 2014

The Browns Plains Waste and Recycling Facility, located in Logan City, South-East Queensland, has opened its new 1.2 million m3 landfill disposal cell. The cell is built to modern-day engineering standards and is estimated to be large enough to receive waste into the 2020s.

Plastic bag company fined for misleading green claims

02 September, 2013

A New Zealand plastic bag manufacturer has been fined $30,000 in the Auckland District Court after making environmental claims that were liable to mislead, thus breaching the Fair Trading Act.

Demo home shows how to reduce construction waste

15 August, 2013

As part of an RMIT University research project, a demonstration home will be built in the Melbourne suburb of Melton to showcase building techniques designed to eliminate construction waste.

Two landfill gas projects declared eligible in Canberra

29 November, 2012

The Clean Energy Regulator has approved two landfill gas projects in Canberra under the Carbon Farming Initiative.

Cleaning up legacy contamination at steelworks’ site

14 August, 2012

Enviropacific Services’ (EPS) main role during the BHP Remediation works was the practical implementation of the Material Management Plan (MMP) (Maunsell, 1999). This involved the classification and management of contaminated material identified in preliminary investigations and encountered during earthworks.

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