Mandurah aiming to further improve on recycling bin contamination rates

Mandurah aiming to further improve on recycling bin contamination rates

The campaign comes as the nation is hit with the Chinese import ban, which has sent local governments around Australia into a logistical nightmare when it comes to waste management as they become overwhelmed with their own rubbish.

The City contracts the delivery of its waste management services to Cleanaway through an Alliance style contract, which according to Mandurah mayor Rhys Williams is an Australian first in local government.  Read more

The broader effects of China's import ban in WA

The broader effects of China’s import ban in WA

“The SMRC’s MRF is continuing to operate in the same capacity as it was prior to the China import ban and it not currently stockpiling or landfilling any recyclable material,” Youe continues.

“However, the SMRC can’t speak for other MRF operators in WA on their current situation. Negative press throughout the media damages the public’s confidence in kerbside recycling and there has been substantial media coverage surrounding the impacts being felt from the China import ban.  Read more

City of Swan recognised for waste management achievements

City of Swan recognised for waste management achievements

The City’s waste management cost per resident was found to be less than the state and national average. Resident living in the City of Swan were shown to dump almost 14% less rubbish than the average council in WA.

Mayor David Lucas says the City of Swan’s achievements were possible due to the fact that the city, along with all the other members of the East Metropolitan Regional Council (EMRC), takes waste and recycling very seriously.  Read more

EfW - a sustainable solution?

EfW – a sustainable solution?

In the October issue of Inside Waste, Lee Bell from the National Toxics Network Australia, argued that EfW or waste incineration plants emit high levels of toxins. Questions have also been raised about the potential for EfW to cannibalise recycling, despite proponents insisting that only residual waste destined for landfill will be processed. So, amid the chatter, who’s right and who’s wrong?

In NSW, an inquiry into EfW technologies was established in April with the next hearing scheduled in November. Many, including EfW technology solutions supplier Hitachi Zosen Innova Australia’s managing director Dr Marc Stammbach, have made submissions to Parliament. Read more

Kwinana WtE update: tech provider picked; construction to commence

Kwinana WtE update: tech provider picked; construction to commence

Speaking to Inside Waste about what will be Australia’s first WtE plant, Phoenix Energy managing director Peter Dyson said the construction timeline has been set for 36 months and he is confident that all will go smoothly.

“At this stage, the contractors do not have any concerns about orders as they have sorted out the main ticket items,” Dyson said. Read more