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Waste Less, Recycle More extended to 2021

Australia’s largest recycling program - Waste Less, Recycle More - has been extended out to 2021.

NSW Environment Minister Mark Speakman announced the extension late last week, offering a further $337 million over four years from 2017-21. Funding for the program will continue to be via hypothecation of the NSW waste levy.

Under the first phase of Waste Less Recycle More  - projects are expected to process 2.2 million of waste and create an additional 845 jobs.

Australia gets ready to haggle on the Garage Sale Trail

Time to brush up on your sales and negotiation skills as Australia gets ready for the 2016 Garage Sale Trail on Saturday, 22 October.

Currently on its sixth year, Garage Sale Trail holds simultaneous garage sales happening all over the country for one day. It is touted as the largest sustainability and community event in Australia.

NT parties, policies hit for ignoring waste and recycling issues

Despite the noise and fanfare leading up to next week’s polls, Northern Territory politics is silent on issues of waste and recycling.

This did not sit well with the Waste, Recycling Association NT (WRINT), which promptly gave “failing marks” to the territory’s political parties and accused them of excluding waste and recycling management in pre-election discussions.

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.

WRINT launches plan to transform the Northern Territory

WRINT has put forward its plan to transform waste management policy and practise in the Northern Territory.

“The Northern Territory waste management and recycling sector is an essential industry,” said WRINT Executive Office Rick Ralph, introducing the plan.

“It contributes directly to the Territories economy and society through employment, investment and assisting with the efficient use of waste materials and resources protecting both public health and the environment.”

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.

Protecting the homeless from front lifts

Collection companies in the UK are adopting measures to protect the homeless from being accidentally lifted and crushed - has your organisation taken action?

United Kingdom (UK) garbage truck drivers are being warned of the rising number of homeless people sleeping in collection bins.

UK waste management company Biffa has currently found 175 people sleeping in its bins, up from 93 in 2015 and 31 in 2014.

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