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Perth’s DiCOM AWT plant in voluntary administration

One of Australia’s most innovative AWTs, the DiCOM plant designed by AnaeCO in Perth, is in voluntary administration.

Contracted to treat was produced by the Western Metropolitan Regional Council (WMRC), the DiCOM plant was retroactively fitted to a transfer station to treat MSW sourced from the WMRC region.

Now the Western Metropolitan Regional Council (WMRC) has said the companies associated with the DiCOM AWT Plant known as Brockwaste, have been placed into voluntary administration.

Lifting the standard on residential hard waste collection

The City of Stirling, in partnership with SUEZ, has created a faster and safer way to undertake residential hard waste collections.

As Perth’s most populous local government area, the City of Stirling is no stranger to garbage. The city’s kerbside services are offered to more than 220,000 residents, who produce more than 100,000 tonnes of municipal waste materials per year.

WA recycling targets fall despite levy hikes

Even with higher landfill levies imposed on households and business, recycling is still struggling in Western Australia.

Figures from the Treasury Department show that in the 12 months to June 30, the amount of Perth household waste diverted from landfill was 20 percent less than the State Government target.

In contrast, 41 percent of municipal solid waste was diverted during the previous year.

Cleanaway and BHS partner on “super MRF” for Perth

Cleanaway has partners with Bulk Handling Systems (BHS) to construct a new ‘super MRF’ for Perth.

US-based Bulk Handling Systems will design, engineer, manufacture and install a 50 tonne-per-hour (tph)  commingled recycling system at the company’s new Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) in Perth.

The highly-automated system is scheduled to begin operations next April.  

Tytec proposes WA distillation plant

Tytec Recycling is proposing new off-the-road (OTR) tyre recovery solution in Western Australia.

The new Perth-based tyre recycling company is a collaboration of Tytec Group and Melbourne’s Green Distillation Technologies Corporation (GDTC) and will utilise thermal recovery technology.

Tytec is hoping to implement GDTC’s Destructive Distillation process which is capable of recycling end-of-life tyres and recovering materials including carbon, oil and steel.

WA offers $10 million to local government for C+D recovery

West Australia has opened a new grants program to support local government to recover C+D materials.

Up to $10 million in State Government funding is now available for local councils to use recycled construction and demolition waste in their civil engineering projects such as building roads, car parks and drains.

Environment Minister Albert Jacob said funds were available through the State Government's Recycled Construction Products Program to help reduce the amount of construction and demolition waste going into landfill.

Suez wins approval for new WA landfill

Suez Australia has won approval to build a best practise putrescible landfill serving its customers in Perth.    

On March 8, the WA State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) granted approval for Suez Australia to proceed with the Allawuna Farm Project.   

In a statement Suez said it is pleased with the outcome and we will now take time to examine the detail of the SAT approval.

Resource Recovery Solutions buys out Capital Recycling

West Australia’s Resource Recovery Solutions has become the State’s largest C&D processor via a competitor buyout.

The changes comes as Resource Recovery Solutions has teamed up with Instant Waste Management to buy out Capital Recycling’s processing plant in Bayswater.

The buyout now makes Resource Recovery Solutions the biggest recovery provider in WA for C&D materials - as the purchase gives the Group a total licenced processing capacity of one million tonnes per year, double what they previously had.

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