Suez wins $40M contract in novel procurement process

Suez wins $40M contract in novel procurement process

Council told Inside Waste the contract will ensure national best practices are implemented at the Hogan’s Pocket landfill and Paget Transfer Station, including the bulk waste haulage between the two locations. Key aspects of the new contract arrangements include: A new “next generation” industry-leading high productivity haulage fleet aimed at maximising legal payloads and equipped with intelligent …
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Farewell 2016, hello 2017

Farewell 2016, hello 2017

As the year comes to a close, Inside Waste turned to the sector’s experts – the heads of the major waste and resource recovery associations in Australia – and asked them to reflect on the year gone by as well as share their expectations for 2017. We posed three questions to Waste Contractors & Recyclers Association of …
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Turning challenges into opportunities

Turning challenges into opportunities

Covering some 34,000 square metres, the region has a population of about 16,000 people with East Arnhem Regional Council serving a total of over 9000 people distributed through nine communities. Over the last 10 years, population has increased at a rate slightly above the national average in percentage terms. And with a growing population comes …
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A step forward for GDT

A step forward for GDT

GDT’s Destructive Distillation process is able to convert end-of-life tyres – a wasted resource and environmental hazard – into high demand valuable raw material by recycling the materials into oil, carbon and steel. QUT mechanical engineers tested the oil extracted from the old tyres and found that when blended with diesel it would produce a …
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A balancing act

A balancing act

When WMAA announced Sloan’s appointment in October, the association said it was a “credit to the waste and resource recovery sector that WMAA has been able to attract such a high calibre senior manager to the role”. The association added that Sloan is a policy expert who has filled senior roles in both government and …
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How energy from waste can help the Australian generation mix, emissions intensity and network stability

How energy from waste can help the Australian generation mix, emissions intensity and network stability

Whereas previously annual growth in peak demand (the relevant metric for network investment) could be taken as given, consumption which relies on the grid has largely stalled since 2012 due to a perfect storm of improvements in efficient home appliances and lighting, widespread adoption energy efficiency improvements including insulation in existing housing, and rooftop PV …
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Inside Australia's new waste and recycling council - what it is, what it's not and what's next

Inside Australia’s new waste and recycling council – what it is, what it’s not and what’s next

For now, the council comprises five foundation members – Cleanaway, JJ Richards, Remondis, Suez, and Veolia – and convenor Max Spedding told Inside Waste invitations have been sent to seven other companies to join the council. Inside Waste has received a copy of the invitation, which amongst other things, stipulates that membership will be open to companies that …
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Inside Waste (Dec): Boom time for organics

Inside Waste (Dec): Boom time for organics

In the December issue of Inside Waste, now ready for download, Malan says growth is in large part due to the money that is flowing out of state governments. Just last month, the NSW government announced that it was extending its Waste Less Recycle More initiative which received $465.7 million in phase one. $337 million will now be allocated …
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Where to from here, WA?

Where to from here, WA?

Bringing together some 25 people, which included CEOs and chairs of regional councils, Keep Australia Beautiful, and private waste operators, the WIA for the first time, offered the sector’s stakeholders an opportunity to speak to the shadow minister about a dozen or so topics and outline their views on the various waste and resource recovery …
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Support for C&D reforms; calls for better enforcement

Support for C&D reforms; calls for better enforcement

In October, the EPA released a suite of reforms in a bid to improve the quality and quantity of reusable C&D waste materials in the state, including the removal of the Proximity Principle, implementation of minimum inspection, sorting, recovering and handling standards, proper processing of C&D waste, and increased penalties for the unsafe transport of waste. Consultation …
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