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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,

ResourceCo offers new chairman, makes bold plans

Home grown recycling champion ResourceCo has announced a new chairman, and bold plans for international expansion.

Led for the past 22 years by John Heard, the company has now announced plans for a leadership change.

“I am very proud of the ResourceCo’s growth, the loyalty of its employees and its commitment to continuous improvement in the quality,” Heard said, ahead of handing the baton to new Chairman Andrew Poulter.

NSW begins 10 cent cash for cans rollout

After more than a decade of debate, NSW has said it will shortly introduce legislation to create a 10 cent recycling deposit on containers.

Making good on an election promise to deliver a scheme much like the South Australian scheme, NSW Environment Minister Mark Speakman announced the scheme yesterday.

“We’re moving ahead with a container deposit scheme that will get bottles and cans off our streets and beaches and out of our waterways,” said Speakman.

ResourceCo proposes Sydney PEF plant

Building off its success in South Australia, ResourceCo is planning to build a new fuel manufacture and recovery plant at Wetherill Park.

Proposing to process 250,000 tonnes per year and focusing on C&I plus C&D materials, the plant will use the technological know how the company developed at its South Australian plan.

The plant will also produce Processed Engineering Fuel (PEF) - a primarily plastic-based fuel, predominantly used in the concrete manufacturing industry - at an output of 150,000 tonnes per year.

Geelong Resource Recovery proposes Stonehaven MRF

Geelong Resource Recovery has lodged an application to build a MRF, landfill and composting facility with Golden Plains Shire.

The proposed $40 million recovery facility will process 100,000 tonnes per year of putrescible waste and 36,000 tonnes of organics.

The Stonehaven facility aligns with State government’s 30-year Waste Management and Resource Recovery Plan (SWRRIP) released in 2015.

NSW CDS still a work in progress

After a 12-month consultation process, a cloud of uncertainty still surrounds the NSW Container Deposit Scheme (CDS).

NSW has released two models for its new CDS, one benefiting beverage manufacturers and another benefiting recyclers.

Waste Contractors & Recyclers Association (WCRA) Executive Director Tony Khoury believes too many unknowns still remain in regards to the design and roll-out of the scheme.


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