Inside Waste (June/July): Celebrating a decade in Queensland

Inside Waste (June/July): Celebrating a decade in Queensland

And on April 26, 2007, seven companies along with waste veteran Rick Ralph, came together to set up the Waste Recycling Industry Association of Queensland (WRIQ). 10 years on and WRIQ has made great leaps and bounds in and for the sector. In the June/July issue of Inside Waste, now ready for download, we sat down with WRIQ …
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Getting Banksmeadow off the ground

Getting Banksmeadow off the ground

Kanaar, who was responsible for the mobilisation and operation of the Banksmeadow Transfer Terminal development, told delegates that the main challenges were around getting the development operational, and going through the process to mobilise, operate and manage the facility. Picking the site Kanaar said the facility offers choice and competition for the region, delivering a …
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Concerns raised over Central Coast tender

Concerns raised over Central Coast tender

Central Coast Council’s 10-year contract with Remondis will come to an end in January next year and Council told Inside Waste it had invited tenders but was unable to comment on ongoing the tender process. It did however, point to a media statement released in March, which said: “On 24 March 2017 the Transport Workers Union (TWU) …
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Strength in numbers

Strength in numbers

Thus, in October that year, Maitland City Council turned to its neighbours – Cessnock and Singleton – to discuss the viability of implementing a regional contract for the collection and processing of organics. It was quickly determined that a regional contract was indeed the only financially sustainable option for the three councils to deliver a …
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Waste 2017: Achieving better outcomes in new builds

Waste 2017: Achieving better outcomes in new builds

NSW EPA senior project officer Marcelle Psaila, who spoke at the conference, said the regulator has been working to achieve better outcomes in waste management planning, detailing some of its efforts particularly in new builds. The NSW scene NSW’s population is growing and it’s forecasted to hit 9.9 million by 2036 with the Sydney Metropolitan …
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Vic budget: wasted opportunity?

Vic budget: wasted opportunity?

Released last week, the budget paper noted that Victoria’s economy is “one of the strongest in Australia” and had experienced a 3.3% growth in 2015-16, which is above the national average of 2.7% over the same period. In 2017-18, Victoria’s operating surplus is estimated to be $1.2 billion, with surpluses averaging $2.4 billion over the forward estimates, …
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Waste 2017: the future of waste management and resource recovery

Waste 2017: the future of waste management and resource recovery

Some 550 delegates are spending the next two days in Coffs Harbour for Waste 2017 and welcoming them this morning was Tim Silverwood, co-founder and CEO of Take 3. Silverwood, who is chairing Wednesday’s session, highlighted in his welcome speech that times and attitudes towards waste management are changing. “These changes are evident when I …
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Levies, market fairness, and planning on the NWRIC's agenda

Levies, market fairness, and planning on the NWRIC’s agenda

Council CEO Max Spedding told Inside Waste the group achieved a general consensus on where policy for the industry should go and it now has a program that will take the council through to October, “when we expect to have everything in place”. At the inaugural meeting, representatives from Alex Fraser Group, Cleanaway, JJ Richards and Sons, …
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A busy year for Victoria

A busy year for Victoria

A year on, Inside Waste was curious about the progress, if any, and changes that the minister had made, particularly around its proposed e-waste to landfill ban, waste to energy – interest seems to be ramping up in the state – and planning and integration. We posed a number of questions to D’Ambrosio and here’s …
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Leading the sector into the digital era

Leading the sector into the digital era

Inside Waste caught up with the AMCS team – CEO Jimmy Martin, sales manager Australia and New Zealand Gerard Kissane, and former ASP CEO Terry Daley who will stay on for 18 months to consult on marketing and sales – to find out what the company has in store for Australia. Who is AMCS? Headquartered in …
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