WMAA WasteSA Conference 2016

NSW CDS Working Group update


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This working group is one of six in operation along with:

  • Collections
  • Local Government
  • Industry and retailers
  • Technology and innovation
  • Jurisdictional (NSW, QLD, SA, NT, ACT governments)

The group is examining the issues related to the interaction of the scheme with kerbside and MRFs. A second meeting is scheduled for 29 August 2016, by which time it is expected that draft legislation may be available to undergo a public consultation process.

A major issue under discussion was glass and the problems of handling the material through the supply chain.

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Draft GCWWRG Implementation Plan open for consultation

Draft Implementation Plan GCWWRG

Public consultation on the Draft Variation to the Coal Mine Waste Gas Method

Coal Mine gas method

The Department of the Environment and Energy is seeking comments on a variation to the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative - Coal Mine Waste Gas) Methodology Determination 2015 (link is external).

The proposed variation expands the coverage of the existing method by recognising emission reductions delivered through the use of ventilation air methane oxidation devices.

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NSW EPA Updates


Get the latest updates:

  • Notice of Extended Exemption: WasteLocate (Asbestos)
  • Reduce food waste in the workplace with this new resource

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Local nuisance and litter control (SA)


The Local Nuisance and Litter Control Act 2016 is now in effect, with a strong focus on managing litter and illegal dumping.

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EPA VIC issues City of Ballarat remedial notice


Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) has issued the City of Ballarat with a remedial notice that requires it to re-cover waste from the former Black Hill Landfill exposed during the construction of a swale drain.

EPA South West Manager Eve Graham said an EPA officer inspected the drain along the southern boundary of the old site during an inspection.

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Community Waste Grants Funding (WA)

WA Grants

The Waste Authority invites community groups with an interest in waste management projects in their local areas to apply for a grant from the Community Grants Scheme (CGS).

The Waste Authority will offer grants of up to $20,000 per project.

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Welcome to WMAA new members


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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ISWA's monthly Scientific Journal

ISWA journal

Waste Management and Research is an ISWA monthly journal, publishing articles relating to both the theory and practice of waste management and research.

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Inside Waste

OTHER NEWS: Giant tyre dump at Longford set to remain despite new shredding plant


Study finds e-waste is being generated three times faster than any other form of waste.

Australia’s management of electronic waste is poorly implemented, lags behind international best practice, and is based on outdated recycling targets, according to researchers at the University of New South Wales (UNSW).

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OTHER NEWS: Five key takeaways from a WTE Ash Management Report


An industry group committee will release a report next month on waste-to-energy (WTE) ash management. The research finds that ash recovery plays a significant role in recycling.

The report, scheduled to be released in September 2016, focuses on Innovations in Waste-To-Energy Ash Management..

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