The cost of disposing waste at Australian landfills can often climb up to A$105 per tonne—expenditure that usually always finds its way back to councils, businesses and families.
The Queensland Government is currently exploring landfill bans for problem and recyclable materials. With the Sunshine State responsible for approximately 20% of Australia’s waste generation, landfill bans could provide a major business boost for recyclers. The Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (EHP) is the key government authority dealing with waste regulation in the State. […]
Guest blog by Michael White, Discipline Leader of Civil Infrastructure (Australia), Meinhardt Australia The Victorian EPA’s Best Practice and Environmental Management (BPEM) guidelines released in 2010 requires all new landfill cells (type 2 – municipal solid waste) to have a composite liner system. While it was initially thought that this requirement would only impact the capital […]
Market analysts RepuTex claim that the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) will be undersupplied when it is introduced in July. In attempt to meet its five per cent emissions target by 2020 the government looks to currently be facing a shortfall of 300 million tonnes, raising the question, could landfills make up a portion of this […]
Landfill Gas migration poses a significant health and safety risk as methane (one of the major constituents of landfill gas) is explosive at concentrations above 5% volume and below 15% volume. In addition, landfill gas can cause vegetation stress on the surrounding environment, as well as corrosion of underground assets. To mitigate these potential problems, […]
The word ‘innovation’ often strikes terror into the hearts of clients. To them it means an idea or product that is untried and untested in the realities of the marketplace. It is a solution that is complex and technical, which is difficult for them to fully understand. They don’t know what it is they are […]