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Whether your contracts are for the inner city, suburbia or regional Australia, keeping a fleet of garbage trucks on the go is a costly exercise. And being a vehicle that takes its toll on the road, these trucks pay their fair share of road tax via the excise on fuel. Yet, these vehicles spend plenty of time off-road – at landfills and MRFs – offloading the contents of their bins.
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Hazardous waste – it’s a health risk, a destructive contaminant in recycling, and an expensive material to process. In Victoria, it’s also subject to a huge landfill levy of $250 per tonne. Due to its cost and complexity, there has been big incentives for those unwilling to pay the levy to illegally dump material, resulting in stockpiles and hazardous dump sites.
Making sure loads are the correct weight is key when collecting waste and taking it to landfills. Not only because landfills charge levies by weight, but because overloaded trucks are a danger to other road users and increase wear and tear on roadways and impair vehicle safety.
People often ask “Is MRA doing any Circular Economy work?”. The answer is “Plenty”. The waste and recycling sector has an enormous role to play in achieving economic circularity. There is so much going on in companies and government, that is both exciting and transformative. And what I am particularly proud of, is that much of the work MRA does, is structural.
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Remondis Australia has signed a multi-million dollar contract with leading solutions provider Jacobs to support design and environmental aspects of its proposed $400 million Energy From Waste facility.
In June, the NSW government released its long-awaited waste strategy, NSW Waste and Sustainable Materials Strategy 2041. The reaction of many players in the industry was one of relief. They finally had something tangible to look to in terms of what the NSW government was looking to achieve over the next 20 years. Like a …
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AS with a lot of people, having a career in the waste industry wasn’t originally in Maya Deacock’s plans when setting out her career path. Graduating with a Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree from the University of New South Wales, Deacock said that even though as a kid she had an ecological bent, the waste industry wasn’t really on her radar.
Western Australia has 765 million less containers in landfill due to the State’s container deposit scheme, according to premier Mark McGowan.
Following the cancellation of Waste Expo Australia 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the country’s largest gathering of waste management and resource recovery professionals will migrate its conference online to provide a platform for some of the most important issues affecting the sector to be addressed.