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COS invests $1M in solar energy farms

COS invests $1M in solar energy farms

Australia's largest privately owned office products supplier COS has invested $1 million in installing over 1500 solar panels in its goal to achieve zero carbon emissions.

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Avoiding the pitfalls in tenders

Avoiding the pitfalls in tendersLock icon

Waste management contracts are amongst the most significant and critical services contracts in the local government sector because they involve an essential municipal service. They are often long-term contract arrangements, involving multimillion dollar...

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TWU: it's not about wage rates, it's about job security

TWU: it's not about wage rates, it's about job securityLock icon

As the Central Coast waste and recycling tender process continues, the Transport Workers Union has reiterated that job security, and not the wage rate, is key.

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Brisbane awards SUEZ collection contract

Brisbane awards SUEZ collection contract

Brisbane City Council has awarded SUEZ a 16-year waste collection contract totalling close to $900 million. The waste giant has also won a seven-year contract in Parramatta, 23km west of Sydney.

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Central Coast companies fined $60,000

Central Coast companies fined $60,000

Two Central Coast companies have been fined a total of $60,000 after a NSW EPA investigation uncovered waste containing asbestos was unlawfully used for road construction at a site in Somersby. Over in Homebush West, another company has also copped a...

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Metal recyclers losing revenue because of new legislation: WCRA

Metal recyclers losing revenue because of new legislation: WCRALock icon

It's been a little over three months since the new regulatory model for NSW's scrap metal sector commenced and according to the Waste Contractors & Recyclers Association of NSW (WCRA), a number of metal recyclers have lost "a significant volume of revenue"...

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Getting Banksmeadow off the ground

Getting Banksmeadow off the groundLock icon

In September last year, Veolia's Banksmeadow Transfer Terminal in Sydney's south commenced operations. The three-year process to get the facility up and running had its fair share of trials and tribulations and Veolia Australia and New Zealand site manager,...

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$18M biofuels plant opens

$18M biofuels plant opens

The $18 million Norther Oil Advanced Biofuels Pilot Plant in Yarwun, Queensland's first commercial-scale facility, is now open.

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Legal Eagle: A licence holder's rights and responsibilities - recent prosecution in the Land and Environment Court

Legal Eagle: A licence holder's rights and responsibilities - recent prosecution in the Land and Environment CourtLock icon

The holder of an Environment Protection Licence (EPL) under the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 (POEO Act) has a broad responsibility to ensure it complies with the legislation, regulations and conditions of its licence. The limits to...

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Lake Mac to soon house organics processing facility

Lake Mac to soon house organics processing facility

Remondis has turned the first sod on its multi-million dollar organic waste composting facility in Lake Macquarie, which will receive and recycle more than 40,000 tonnes of food and organic waste a year when its completed.

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