City of Melbourne no longer sending 45 tonnes of recycling to landfill each day

After almost two months of sending about 45 tonnes of recycling to landfill each day, the City of Melbourne has reached an agreement to resume the processing of household recycling. Until September 23, the council had been forced to send recyclable material to landfill due to the closure of numerous SKM facilities. SKM Recycling, which …
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Indonesia returns 100 containers of contaminated waste to Australia

Indonesia’s customs officials confirmed on Wednesday that 100 containers of contaminated waste will be shipped back to Australia. The containers make up a portion of the 547 containers that Indonesian officials have determined are contaminated by a variety of medical waste, or materials that could be explosive, inflammable, reactive, infectious or corrosive. Australia’s Assistant Minister …
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Albury council’s decade-long waste program close to goal of halving waste to landfill

In 2009, the Albury Waste Management Centre (AWMC) was bearing 100 per cent of the region’s local waste. Having the fourth largest landfill in NSW, the Albury City Council set out to change the way this waste was being processed, so it established a goal to halve the amount of waste going into the AWMC by 2020.
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