Waste > Management

Coffey Environments awarded Australia’s first accreditation for asbestos clearance inspections

01 June, 2010

Coffey International subsidiary Coffey Environments has been awarded Australia’s first accreditation for asbestos and hazardous materials clearance inspections by the National Association of Testing Authorities.

Carbon neutralisation of commercial property

25 May, 2010

With Queensland businesses reeling from a progression of double-digit electricity price hikes in recent years combined with a highly competitive commercial property rental market, many property owners are looking for a new competitive edge to help attract increasingly discerning tenants who are seeking smart ‘green’ buildings with low electricity consumption.

Waste management solution

25 May, 2010

Peacock Bros and Software Integrators have joined forces to produce a real-time waste management solution for truck fleets working on government waste management contracts. The solution, first developed for waste collection contractor J R Richards & Sons, includes real-time monitoring of every truck’s position, instant recording of waste bin pick-ups and a full history of the trucks’ activities during the day, including trips to the tip for unloading, breaks and time spent travelling versus time spent collecting.

2009 waste volumes lowest for 25 years

15 January, 2010

The annual amount of waste sent to landfill in 2009 by Canterbury residents in New Zealand was the lowest in 25 years.

ACCC allows council waste management plan

10 November, 2009

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will allow four southern Sydney councils to provide residual waste transfer, processing and disposal services in their local government areas via a joint tender and contract process.

Waste exchange program targets significant industrial hub

06 November, 2009

Parramatta and Auburn City Councils are encouraging businesses in one of Sydney’s most significant industrial hubs to take part in a new waste exchange program designed to reduce landfill and enhance inter-business community relationships.

Turning waste into gold

29 September, 2009

Attendees at the CleanUp 09 conference in Adelaide will hear how millions of tonnes of unwanted waste spewed out by Australia's power stations, mineral processing plants and municipalities can be re-used to create fertility, health, wealth, beauty and abundance.

Desalination plant cleans up

11 September, 2009

The construction of Sydney’s Desalination Plant has been a logistically complex undertaking for project manager the Water Delivery Alliance (WDA) in the management of waste. Being an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Environment and Climate Change (DECC) approved company for the management and permanent disposal of waste streams such as on this project, Worth Recycling was appointed to work on two main sites of the project.

High-security shredder

28 July, 2009

The Kobra Cyclone is a heavy-duty, high-volume industrial shredder deigned to manage and protect confidential corporate data.

Waste treatment plant

27 May, 2009 by

SITA Environmental Solutions’ Advanced Waste Treatment (SAWT) plant at Elizabeth Drive, Kemps Creek, NSW, was officially opened in March. The plant will be receiving waste from Liverpool and Penrith residents.

Industry and environmentalists unite to end e-waste

07 May, 2009

An agreement which has the potential to increase recycling of computer equipment from Australian households, and create many jobs, has been announced by The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) and the Total Environment Centre (TEC).

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