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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.

Educating for recovery

Long term environmental protection requires more than just resource recovery, it also requires cultural change.

Australia has more than 500 active landfills, and hundreds more which are closed and require remediation. The vast majority of these landfills are owned by local government, meaning that in many cases, the long-term burden of remediating these sites falls to the communities in which they operate.

Cleanaway launches mobile app

The application includes bin collection days, education resources and an option to book services such as skip bins.

The free app, which can be downloaded from the App Store on iTunes or the Google Play store, lets anyone find information about their local waste collection services, such as what can and can’t be recycled.

Dave Aardsma, Executive General Manager of Sales and Marketing, explains the app will allow for anyone to key in their postcode and set up bin collection reminders no matter where they live in Australia.

Cleanaway posts promising results

Cleanaway Waste Management announced on Friday an improved standing overall for FY16.  

For the year ending 30 June 2016, the company’s net profits are up by 38.5% to $63.3 million compared to the previous corresponding period.

Revenue increased by 5.1%, and underlying earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) increased by 21.6% to $281.3 million.

Albany waste management goes high tech

There’s a new way for recycling and waste services in Albany to click, thanks to a $100,000 Waste Education Grant by Cleanaway.

Underpinning the firm’s waste management contract with the city, the fund will be primarily be used to launch a web-based application for the city’s residents.  

The app is aimed at informing them about waste collection services and providing essential information on kerbside recycling collections, such as bin day reminders and locating the nearest tip site.  

Waste 2 Resources go to Cleanaway

Cleanaway has acquired C&D recovery specialists Waste 2 Resources, based in Brisbane.

Cleanaway is pleased to welcome 27 existing Waste 2 Resources staff who have transitioned across as part of the acquisition, which also includes 27 heavy vehicle and yellow gear equipment assets, as well as a transfer station in Narangba that specialises in the management and recycling of construction and demolition waste.

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.  

Cleanaway doubles recycling capacity at Memmant

Cleanaway’s has completed upgrades to its Memmant recycling centre in Brisbane, doubling its capacity.

The company described how the new Hemmant Recycling and Resource Recovery Centre will have the capacity to receive and recover 75,000 tonnes per year, approximately double the capacity of the former centre.

Among the 75,000 tonnes of waste a year that can be recovered and recycled at the new centre, include;

  • Old corrugated containers,

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