Solid revenue gains in the solid waste collection industry


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In the past five years, revenue growth in the solid waste collection services industry has been supported by increased demand from downstream markets.

According to an IBIS World report Cleaning up: Growth in downstream markets leads to solid industry revenue gains, the industry revenue is expected to increase annually at 4.9%, outperforming growth in waste volumes.

WMAA CEO in talks with NSW EPA

Waste industry

Martin Tolar, WMAA Chief Executive Officer, together with WMAA NSW Branch President Andrew Kosciuszko met last week with NSW EPA Director Waste and Resource Recovery Steve Beaman to discuss a range of issues for the waste and resource recovery industry in New South Wales.

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IMO requirement for container weight verification

IMO container weight

The International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) Maritime Safety Committee approved changes to the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) convention that will require verification of container weights before loaded containers may be placed aboard ships. The requirement making container weight verification a condition for vessel loading will become legally binding on July 1, 2016.

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Consultation alert: Department of Environment Regulation (WA)

DER Consultation

In June 2015, a draft Environmental Standard: Composting (draft ES) was released for public consultation.

After a lengthy initial period of consultation, the raised issues, inputs from the Departments of Water and the Department of Agriculture and the comments made in the public consultation process, a revised ES has been prepared.

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WasteNSW Conference

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WMAA Workshop: Transforming waste and recycling services in local councils for the 21st Century

The Waste Management Association of Australia (WMAA) is pleased to present a workshop on Transforming waste and recycling services in local councils for the 21st Centuryfacilitated by Helen Millicer.

Councils are the cornerstone in coordinating and delivering waste and recycling services in Australia.
Great strides have been made in recent decades, however, so much is still rooted in the 20th century and our recycling rates have plateaued. Challenges and opportunities we face include slowing global economy, falling price for recyclables, severe weather, carbon emissions and hybrid vehicles.

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Inside Waste

20% OFF on WMAA/GRC Solutions online training courses


To help you ensure that your staff are properly trained, WMAA has teamed up with GRC Solutions - the recognised leader in the online compliance training market in the Asia Pacific region - to offer online training to members in a range of courses, including diversity and equality.

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WMAA Career Centre

In the upcoming weeks, we will launch WMAA Career Centre, a new employment site that connects waste and resource recovery professionals across disciplines and career stages with employers offering career opportunities..

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We are moving


The WMAA National Office is relocating. We will be moving to new premises Norwest Business Park on 1 April.

We will be off line that day, reopening for business on Monday 4 April in Baulkham Hills.

Welcome to new members - February 2016


WMAA would like to welcome its newest members. We look forward to working closely with you to promote the value of our industry and to ensure the best possible outcomes for you..

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Tuesday 3 - Thursday 5 May 2016
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