Waste management facilities are not the same as shopping centres

The Federal ban on exports of recyclables requires that over 100 new processing facilities be built to process the 1.3MT of recyclables that we previously exported.

Getting approval for waste facilities can be hard, expensive and time consuming. Esther Hughes provides a few pointers for making the process as painless as possible.

NSW Fast Track Planning Approvals

Getting a planning approval for a waste facility is a long and excruciating process, especially in NSW.

Now, the NSW Government is trying to combat the economic downturn brought about by COVID-19 by cutting down red-tape to speed up the planning process and stimulate the construction industry.

Sustainability Victoria Recycling Industry Transition Grants now open

By  MRA Consulting Group Sustainability Victoria has opened a $1M Recycling Industry Transition Support (RITS) package, a component of the $13M support package for councils and the recycling industry announced on 23 February 2018 to support the industry following the implementation of China’s National Sword. The new grants aim to support Victoria’s resource recovery sector…

WLRM Weighbridge Grants now open

The NSW EPA has opened the fifth round of its $500,000 Weighbridge Fund under NSW Government Waste Less Recycle More initiative (WLRM). The new grants provide a one-off opportunity for eligible facilities to accelerate the installation of a weighbridge in compliance with the Protection of the Environment Operations (Waste) Regulation 2014 that requires any facility recovering, recycling, processing or storing waste and is liable for the waste levy in NSW to install a weighbridge and accurately record waste movements.