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The status of C&I sorting in Australia

With landfill levies in NSW at $141.20 per tonne, you would think that sorting of commercial waste would be more common than it is. Less than five per cent of the commercial and industrial (C&I) waste in NSW is put through a processing plant to recover the valuable materials. In other words, less than 120,000t of the 5.5 MT that is generated is put through a processing plant. There are no dedicated C&I sorting facilities in other States (and landfill levies are lower).

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