The Victorian Waste Management Association (VWMA) is holding an event on 28 May to prepare delegates for Victoria’s upcoming e-waste to landfill ban.
VWMA Executive Officer Mark Smith noted the government’s e-waste to landfill ban comes into effect on 1 July.
The original start date of 1 July 2018 was pushed back due to issues impacting the Victorian waste sector.
“We’ve all had a lot going on, and recent events impacting the waste and resource recovery sector have almost made us forget what’s around the corner,” Mr Smith said.
Once the ban comes into effect, any device with a power cord or battery is prohibited from landfill.
“We’ve collaborated with some of our regional partners and two leaders in e-waste management for this event,” Mr Smith said.
“We’re putting it on in response to our members feedback, and those of the broader sector, who are concerned with the lack of information they have in regard to the incoming e-waste to landfill ban.”
According to Mr Smith, the event will provide key information to prepare attendees for the ban, and also facilitate the opportunity to engage with peers and raise issues and concerns.
“Attendees can also speak directly with government agencies working to implement the commitment to support e-waste resource recovery,” Mr Smith said.
“By hosting this event in Ballarat – about an hour out of Melbourne – we can ensure regional members get access and also that our metropolitan members can attend.”
Mr Smith said the event will also cover information on compliance and current services and provide the opportunity to raise questions, which VWMA will formally raise with government agencies.
The event will run in partnership with Barwon South West Waste and Resource Recovery Group, Grampians Central West Waste and Resource Recovery Group, CMA Ecocycle and the Australia and New Zealand Recycling Platform.
VWMA members and delegates from within BSW/GCW region can purchase tickets for $50, which includes morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and workshop materials for the day.
The event will be held at the Mercure Hotel in Ballarat, with accomodation available on site.
To make a booking visit VWMA’s website.