Increasing landfill efficiency

The Dulverton Landfill manages 60,000 to 70,000 tonnes of waste a year and it is also home to the state’s largest composting facility, processing around 30,000 tonnes of organic waste per year. It’s a relatively small operation compared to its interstate counterparts, but one which follows prudent environmental management.

Mat Greskie, Dulverton Landfill CEO, says its landfill operation undergoes rigorous environmental testing. He explains that every aspect of the company’s landfill operation is aimed at optimising airspace, which helps extends the life of the landfill and reduces the carbon footprint.

“Unlike many sites that only cap their landfills at the end of the cell life, we use a different capping methodology which is to cap two or three times throughout the year to keep leachate generation to a minimum,” Greskie said. Read more

Recycler tackles aquaculture's waste

Recycler tackles aquaculture’s waste

Envorinex collects waste materials from the aquaculture industry such as salmon pens, black poly pipes used for irrigation, and feedlines, citing Tassal and Petuna Seafoods Tasmania as their main sources of feedstock.

“We collect them and bring them to our plant where we shred these materials and melt them down through an extrusion process and turn them back into a pellet that we then reuse to manufacture products. We’re processing about 800kg per hour,” Envorinex managing director Jenny Brown told Inside Waste, adding that everything the company collects is recycled and all products it manufactures are guaranteed recyclable. Read more