The City of Hobart has awarded utility company Veolia a contract for a new fortnightly kerbside green waste collection service.
Chani Lokuge examines the obstacles preventing Australia from joining the global waste-to-energy market, and how they can be overcome.
French utility company SUEZ has entered into an agreement to acquire Perthwaste, a waste management service provider in WA, for $87 million.
Some NSW councils are about to amalgamate. As a result, the councils affected will have to plan for eventual integration of their residential and commercial waste services.
Energy from Waste (EfW) is very well established overseas, but in Australia it has yet to get off the ground. The reasons for this are to be found in a complex combination of different historical factors: adequate landfill capacity, poor financial incentives, unfavourable public perceptions and lack of government policy support. While these are changing, they have combined in the past to prevent any meaningful EfW projects from gaining traction. But the position is changing.
The Volvo Group, three universities and waste recycling company Renova have developed a robot that automatically collects and empties refuse bins, with the help of a drone on the roof of the refuse truck.
The Sourced Separated Organic Waste Method provides an incentive for business, local government and charity organisations to divert organic waste from landfill.
A heavy-vehicle washdown facility, opened in the town of Dalby, Queensland, will minimise and control the spread of weed seed throughout the region.
Battery Rescue's UNISEG Pallet has been designed for the storage, collection and direct transportation of used lead acid batteries (ULABs). The chemical- and acid-proof pallet incorporates a liquid-retaining bund area to capture up to 25 L of acid leaks and is weather resistant when closed.
In the business sector, most of the economically viable waste streams are already being recycled. But for many waste streams, the inherent commodity value is just too low to justify the costs of recovery.
British researchers have found that people are less likely to drop litter if the item in question has printed eyes on it.
South Australia's suggested waste management reforms discuss the concept of 'pay as you throw' or 'save as you throw' variable-rate pricing for waste services.
The Waste Management Association of Australia will next year hold WasteNSW 2016 — the first WMAA NSW waste and resource recovery conference run by the industry, for the industry.
The Victorian Waste and Resource Recovery Infrastructure Investment Prospectus is a plan to support investment and create new jobs in the state's waste and resource recovery sector through collaborations with other government agencies.
As part of Frankston City's Draft Waste Minimisation and Management Plan, the municipality is comparing its waste disposal statistics with the rest of Victoria — with positive results.