Nominations open for Waste & Recycling Award

Chemical waste management company Toxfree is encouraging operators in the waste and recycling sector to apply for the Victorian Transport Association’s prestigious Waste & Recycling Award.

The Waste & Recycling Award recognises implementation of a policy or program and/or a technology innovation that improves sustainability.

Toxfree, which was the inaugural winner of last year’s award, initially contested the award, noting it had implemented policies and innovations to safely transport waste.

Peter Anderson, VTA CEO, said it was more important than ever for waste and recycling industry operators to contest this award to showcase the work the sector is doing to ensure recycling is safe and sustainable for the long-term.

“The waste and recycling industry is under the spotlight, especially in Victoria where a government taskforce is looking at systems and procedures in place at key recycling sites after a recent fire,” he said.

“There is no doubt the industry is doing it tough because of less demand for recycled goods, but we know operators are making prudent investments to improve safety and sustainability within their workplaces.

“We know you do great things, and the communities you service need to know about it too.”

Scott Russell, Toxfree General Manager, Industrial Services said the company was proud to receive the award as it reflects their core values of safety, reliability and sustainability.

“For us, the award recognised the policies and innovations we have in place nationally to transport all types of waste, including industrial, hazardous, construction and medical in the safest way possible,” Mr Russell said.

Applicants have until Monday, 14 August to submit entries.

Criteria and entry forms are online at www.vta.com.au or by contacting the VTA on 03 9646 8590 or email reception@vta.com.au

Winners and finalists will be announced at a presentation celebration in Melbourne on Saturday, September 2.