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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Sustainable Insights: Growing Australia's waste and resource recovery industry…it's happening

Sustainable Insights: Growing Australia’s waste and resource recovery industry…it’s happening

Commercially it makes sense and as the sector grows nationally it will drive changes in community behaviour and understanding, boost economic development and jobs growth. Unless we tackle waste reduction from every angle we won’t make the most of our potential. The industry’s spreading its wings A 2012 Australian Bureau of Statistics study found 98 per cent …
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WMAA landfill conference: exploring the use of trommel fines as landfill cover

WMAA landfill conference: exploring the use of trommel fines as landfill cover

Speaking at the Waste Management Association of Australia’s 2017 Australian Landfill and Transfer Station conference at the end of March, Mockinya Consulting director Paul Lightbody told delegates the project started as a means to find a use for trommel fines produced at a refuse-derived fuel facility in Adelaide. The plant, which was established in 2006, …
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WMAA landfill conference: dealing with a leachate breakout

WMAA landfill conference: dealing with a leachate breakout

Speaking at the Waste Management Association of Australia’s 2017 Landfill and Transfer Stations conference last week, City of Darwin manager technical services Nadine Nilon told delegates the events that unfolded on January 17, 2014 have been etched on her memory forever. On that fateful day, the council’s Shoal Bay Waste Management Facility noticed that leachate …
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What is a solar energy landfill cover system?

What is a solar energy landfill cover system?

HDR’s innovative approach uses a highly durable geosynthetic cover equipped with laminate solar panels reducing cap construction, maintenance costs and providing a renewable source of power for a beneficial reuse of a closed landfill site. Solar energy covers versus traditional systems Traditional landfill caps include a geomembrane layer placed over a compacted soil base, a …
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Inside Waste (Feb): A tight race to the top

Inside Waste (Feb): A tight race to the top

Six years ago, Inside Waste launched the annual review and over that time, it’s been a process of constant refinement. If you have followed the review since its inception (thank you for your support!), you’ll notice that this year, the survey was only sent to non-consultants, meaning consultancies big or small were not allowed to participate. Firms …
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Waste Opportunist: The salt of the earth

Waste Opportunist: The salt of the earth

In January 2015, Queensland began exporting Coal Seam Gas (CSG, otherwise known as coal bed methane) to Asian markets. The volumes with these exports are expected to realise 1400BCF in 2017 alone, and combined with gas (including off-shore conventional gas) developments in Western Australia and the Northern Territories, are expected to ensure Australia’s elevation to …
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In conversation with Dale Gilson

In conversation with Dale Gilson

Inside Waste caught up with Gilson to find out more about the man behind the wheel. IW: Tell us more about yourself… what were you doing before joining TSA? Gilson: My working career began by spending 13 years in a third generation small business my family owned. It began as an IBM typewriter dealership (the kind you …
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Future-proofing Mackay's operations

Future-proofing Mackay’s operations

In December, Inside Waste spoke to Council about the seven-month evaluation period and procurement process two years in the making that would ensure best practices are implemented at the Hogan’s Pocket landfill and Paget Transfer station, including bulk waste haulage between the two locations (see Related Articles). At the time, Inside Waste provided an overview of the procurement process …
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