Blue Mountains City Council has opened a new community recycling centre in Blaxland, with households and residents now able to dispose of wastes such as paint, oil and batteries for free.
The City of Melbourne is introducing a new food and organics collection service to help local residents reduce the amount of waste going to landfill.
The waste and resource recovery sector will benefit from new funding announced in last week’s federal budget, according to National Waste and Recycling Industry Council (NWRIC) CEO Rose Read.
Inevitable? Probably not everywhere. But I would predict a significant majority of Australia’s 537 councils will go FOGO within a decade, writes Mike Ritchie, MRA Consulting Group Managing Director.
The City of Stonnington has diverted 4420 tonnes of FOGO from landfill in the last 12 months – a 20 per cent increase over what was previously a green waste only service.
Victoria’s Macedon Ranges Shire Council is expanding its FOGO service to all shire households in July. This completes the roll-out, which began in February 2020 to over 16,000 properties across the shire.
Is there a functioning circular economy for organics in Australia? The answer depends on how you define the concept, writes University of Queensland Centre for Recycling of Organic Waste & Nutrients Director, Johannes Biala.
The major obstacles to organics sector growth are external to industry and within the control of one or more tiers of government, writes Peter Olah, AORA National Executive Officer.
To provide high-quality recycled products and services, Benedict Group utilises the best available processing technologies, with help from Komptech CEA.
Extracta has developed a process to extract valuable nutrients and other ingredients from waste food and agriculture produce.