NWRIC State Associations update: April

National Waste and Recycling Industry Council (NWRIC) State Affiliates provide a detailed overview of industry and policy changes across the country.

NWRIC is the national industry body for commercial waste and recycling operators Australia wide.

It brings together national businesses and affiliated state associations to develop and promote policies and actions to advance waste management and resource recovery in Australia – ensuring a fair, safe and sustainable industry that serves all Australians.

NWRIC state affiliates include the Waste Recycling Industry Queensland (WRIQ), the Waste Contractors and Recyclers Association of NSW & ACT (WCRA), the Victorian Waste Management Association (VWMA), the Waste Recycling Industry of South Australia (WRISA), the Waste Recycling Industry of Western Australia (WRIWA) and the Waste Recycling Industry Northern Territory (WRINT).

WCRA – ACT & New South Wales

NSW Energy from Waste policy statement 

The NSW EPA’s consultation on a revised Energy from Waste policy statement is due this week.

It is of significant concern to WCRA Members that there is no clarification of the application or otherwise of the NSW waste levy to incoming waste streams.

In speaking about the draft consultation paper on the policy, WCRA Executive Director Tony Khoury said “while it is expected that such streams would be made exempt (possibly by individual application), the draft Guidelines do not clearly confirm this position.

“The value of the waste levy (currently $146 per tonne) is a critical matter for the commercial viability of such facilities. WCRA is in the process of preparing our submission.”

WRIQ – Queensland

WRIQ launches group energy procurement tender

WRIQ has announced the launch of its first dedicated group energy procurement tender for members.

Launched in conjunction with fellow association, Timber Queensland, and run by Choice Energy, the group energy procurement tender will directly assist Queensland members leverage the power of group buying for their electricity contracts.

For more information click here.

WRIQ Defence Community Challenge

WRIQ has launched an official community partnership with Mates4Mates for 2021 and are inviting their members and the broader industry to get involved. You can read more about how you support the initiative here.

Cairns Regional Visit | 19 – 20 May

WRIQ will be hosting an industry meeting and networking event on 19 May (Cairns) and a stockpiling workshop (reviewing DES guidelines) for FNQ on 20 May.

You can register your interest in attending these events by emailing: WRIQ Member Services memberservices@wriq.com.au

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