A draft revised NSW Energy from Waste Policy Statement, which proposes tightened restrictions on air emission limits, is now on public exhibition until the end of April.
EPA Victoria has instructed an Epping compost facility to cease accepting waste until it makes its stockpiles comply with EPA fire safety requirements.
The NSW Government is ramping up its support for waste recycling, with more than $4 million invested to keep household and general waste out of landfill and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
EPA Victoria has selected Enviropacific to carry out remedial works at an illegal waste site in Lemon Springs, following an extensive tender and procurement process.
The NSW Government has waived the waste levy fee for residents disposing of flood generated waste in areas across the state’s north coast, Southern Highlands and Northern Tablelands that have been declared Natural Disaster Areas.
EPA Victoria has granted a Works Approval to Australian Bio Fertiliser to construct a poultry organic waste and nutrient recovery facility in Lethbridge – a rural township outside Geelong.
The NSW waste levy has a positive impact on diverting waste from landfill, however, aspects of the EPA’s administration of the levy could be improved, according to a new report from the Audit Office of NSW.
New intakes for the NSW EPA’s Circulate and Civil Construction Market Programs are now open for projects seeking to divert valuable materials from landfill for re-use, recycling and industrial ecology projects.
Western Australian Environment Minister Stephen Dawson has welcomed Lee McIntosh as Deputy Chair of the state’s Environmental Protection Authority.
EPA Victoria is assessing a licence application from Envirostream Australia to manage and continue operating a specified e-waste resource recovery facility to recycle end-of-life mixed batteries.