Hornsby Shire Council has received a $71,000 grant as part of the NSW Government’s push to prevent illegal dumping across the state.
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.
Extracta has developed a process to extract valuable nutrients and other ingredients from waste food and agriculture produce.
The Federal and NSW Governments have announced a $35 million grant round for recycling companies ready to invest in new projects that will support the transformation of NSW’s waste industry.
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.
Assessments for state significant projects such as waste management and energy generating facilities will be cut by three-quarters in a major overhaul of the NSW planning system.
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.
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.
The National Waste and Recycling Industry Council (NWRIC) has labelled the NSW State Budget ‘short sighted’, with the real economic potential of the waste and resource recovery industry being bypassed for a reliance on landfill levies.
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.