Josh Frydenberg, Federal Government Minister for the Environment and Energy, talks about the Government’s changes to the product stewardship legislation.
The new 562 gross horsepower (419 kW) Cat® 836K landfill compactor delivers on more than 20 years of durable reliability and ease of service by ensuring the operator’s health, productivity and safety are all standard features.
The 836K advances the solid engineering of its predecessors with new wheel and tip configurations and enhanced safety and serviceability. The 836K comes equipped with one of three new wheel and tip con gurations available to meet the operator’s desired application.
A standard rear-view camera enhances overall visibility for the operator while a new instrument pod features membrane switch panels and automatic temperature control – improving operator comfort. Interior and bystander sound levels are reduced, with optional sound-suppression packages available. To protect key components and systems from damage, the 836K uses specialised guarding, including hydraulically actuated engine and power-train shields and front-frame guards to prevent trash build-up inside the frame. Axle-seal guarding stops material from binding around the axles.
The 836K’s Auto-Blade feature automatically raises the blade when the machine reverses and lowers the blade to a pre-set height when it moves forward. The STICTM steering controller uses a single lever for steering and transmission control, allowing the operator to sit comfortably back in the seat, reducing fatigue.
For optimum efficiency, the 836K can be fitted with the Cat Compaction Technology. Using a Global Navigation Satellite System and digital terrain files, the system delivers real-time information via an in-cab display to assist the operator in determining the appropriate number of passes for the level of compaction required.
Managing a landfill past its expected lifespans can result in some unexpected costs. Eric Mead, of HDR Inc, explains how councils and private sector companies can better plan for the future.
A product stewardship program in Australia has prevented hundreds of tonnes of polyvinyl chloride plastics from going to landfill. Sophi Macmillan, of the Vinyl Council of Australia, explains how it gained traction.
As Australia’s largest and only mercury recycler, CMA Ecocycle works with clients to reduce hazardous lighting waste going to landfill.
Toxfree is the only company in Australia operating internationally recognised technology to safely handle next generation e-waste containing mercury, the company says. The waste service provider explains the key to its success.
Applying a few simple strategies can allow recyclers to significantly reduce their waste on site, says Paul Smith, Product Development Manager for KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens.
A partnership between international recycling company Galloo and equipment manufacturer STEINERT has led to a more effective way of separating non-ferrous metals for reuse.
Environmental regulations mean that many of Australia’s old-style tips are not up to scratch. Shekar Atla, of the Baw Baw Shire Council, explains the lessons he learnt from rehabilitating the council’s landfill.
The Hazelmere Resource Recovery Park has planned to save the waste industry thousands of dollars through its recycling operations – with a strategy to take it to the next level.