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Inside South Australia’s first disaster waste study

Contributing author Kat Heinrich explains South Australia’s first of its kind statewide disaster waste management study.

Australia is sadly no stranger to bushfires, floods and severe storms. Each year these natural disasters sweep through and devastate our communities.

Without contingency planning, volumes of disaster debris can impede disaster response and recovery activities and overwhelm a community’s waste and recycling infrastructure.

The LH 22 - cleaner, faster, safer

Learn how Enviro Recycling worked with Liebherr-Australia to implement the best available technology for resource recovery.

Based in Sydney, Enviro Recycling is a recently established construction and demolition (C&D) recovery business aiming to provide its customers with exceptional service while reducing pollution and preserving resources.

Lismore begins composting, transfer station upgrade

Lismore City Council will shortly deliver upgrades to its BioCycle composting facility and its Nimbin transfer station.

Last year, Lismore received $350,000 from the NSW Government - which it will match - to upgrade its composting facility while it will also spend $132,700 in grant funding on upgrades to the Nimbin Transfer Station.

The new composting facility will be able to process an additional 4,600 tonnes of food and garden waste per year, bringing the total to 14,600 tonnes.

Inside Victoria’s regional infrastructure transformation

With Victoria about to release plans to overhaul its regional infrastructure, we looked into the major issues faced by its six regions.

This week, Sustainability Victoria announced its plans to release final infrastructure plans for regional Victoria.

This is the first time the State Government has released comprehensive plans for waste management infrastructure transformation in regional Victoria.

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.

Are the public in danger of falling at your transfer station?

Falling over a barrier is one of the most common safety issues facing recovery facilities. Have you been through the checklist?

While heights are a risk as many facilities, one key danger is the public being exposed to is tipping pits at transfer stations. Unlike your employees, you can’t train the public on safety measures.

AnaeCo’s WA facility ready for handover

AnaeCo will handover the operation of the Shenton Park energy recovery facility following the project’s completion.

All parties agreed to modified terms for completion and will exit the facility on 15 April 2016.

Handover will commence after AnaeCo and venture partner Monadelphous complete a short-list of tasks and demobilize from the facility.

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