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New waste and recycling council formed

Five of Australia’s waste management and recycling heavyweights have joined forces to establish a new organisation to champion the industry.

Cleanaway, JJ Richards, Remondis, SUEZ and Veolia have agreed to form the National Waste & Recycling Industry Council (NWRIC), which will act as the industry’s national policy-setting body.

An open invitation has been extended to other waste and recycling companies with a national presence to join the Council.

Are you prepared for a disaster?


The burden of a natural disaster means recovery should not be solely carried out by those immediately affected.

While society has always faced the challenge of natural disasters, only recently have resource recovery professionals begun to take a proactive approach to disaster waste management planning - rather than simply reacting to a disaster.

Resourcing Australia’s first landfill alternative

Port Stephens was Australia’s first region to invest in a landfill alternative - has the gamble paid off?

Nestled between Newcastle and Myall Lakes, Port Stephens is home to iconic tourist destinations including Birubi Beach and Nelson Bay, along with plenty of boat ramps, holiday parks, national parks and the impressive sand dunes of Worimi Conservation Lands.

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.

NSW hosts third litter conference

NSW experts are gathering for the third annual Litter Congress: “Less Litter. Live Better.”, organized by Keep NSW Beautiful.   

Delegates from the waste and recycling industries, government and community groups will be at Waterview in Bicentennial Park, Sydney Olympic Park  from 31 August to 1 September 2016 to learn about the latest techniques, campaigns and methodologies in litter reduction.    

South Australia promises $100 levy by 2019

South Australian has promised to increase its landfill levy to more than $100 by 2020.

In a statement on Monday, State Treasurer Tom Koutsantonis announced an incremental increase in the levy from the present $62 to $103 a tonne by 2019 to 2020, raising an additional $64 million as part of the state budget to be released by Thursday.

The amount will reportedly be funneled back into industry development to generate jobs, promote recycling and lower greenhouse emissions.

Suez begins Perthwaste integration

Suez has begun integrating Perthwaste into its West Australian operations.

Effective 1 June, the acquisition, valued at $87 million, has been formalised between both parties in Perth.

Founded in 2001, Perthwaste provides waste management services to metropolitan Perth and the south west of Western Australia. The company has a large and well established customer base across local government and commercial markets.

Suez to buy Perthwaste for $87 million

Suez has agreed to acquire Perthwaste, one of the leading recovery providers in Western Australia, for $87 million.

The acquisition of one of many the recovery giant has recently undertaken. In 2015, SUEZ acquired Sembcorp’s minority stake in its recycling and recovery activities and completed the acquisition of Pro Skips in Queensland.

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.


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