Waste collection recycling crisis deepens as Cleanaway and councils locked in stand-off

Waste collection recycling crisis deepens as Cleanaway and councils locked in stand-off

Posted May 08, 2018 07:27:17 Photo: Cleanaway’s South Guildford storage shed is at capacity amid a recycling crisis. (ABC News: Kathryn Diss) Australia’s largest waste collector Cleanaway says it could be forced to send some recyclables to landfill or stop collecting kerbside bins in three Perth metropolitan councils within a …

‘Unprecedented stockpiling of recycling’ could cost Queensland councils $50 million per year, inquiry hears

‘Unprecedented stockpiling of recycling’ could cost Queensland councils $50 million per year, inquiry hears

Updated April 30, 2018 13:05:36 Photo: Waste from yellow bins in Ipswich has been going straight to landfill for six weeks. (Four Corners) Related Story: Council backflips on recycling dump, wants fewer pizza boxes in yellow bins Related Story: What is going on in Queensland with recycling? Queensland ratepayers may …

Here’s how Australia’s recycling system can be fixed for just $150m

Here’s how Australia’s recycling system can be fixed for just $150m

Updated April 26, 2018 18:27:03 Photo: The recycling industry believes $150m can fix the current crisis and allow more recycling in Australia. (ABC News: Kathryn Diss) Related Story: ‘S*** is hitting the fan’: Greens present grand plan to fix recycling crisis Related Story: Australia urged to start recycling its own …

Recycling ‘not dead in the water’ but rethink needed to stay afloat in wake of China ban

Recycling ‘not dead in the water’ but rethink needed to stay afloat in wake of China ban

Posted April 26, 2018 07:45:31 Photo: Dean Caton says the new processing machine will reduce rates of contamination at the recycling facillity. (ABC Radio Darwin: Jesse Thompson) As a crisis in recycling prompts a rethink in the way we recycle, people may wonder when or even if putting rubbish in …

Tasmania’s tonnes of stockpiled tyres finally headed for approved recycling centre

Tasmania’s tonnes of stockpiled tyres finally headed for approved recycling centre

By Rachel Fisher Updated April 24, 2018 13:59:15 Tasmania’s mounting mountain of old tyres could soon be a thing of the past. The Launceston City Council has given the green light to Tasmanian company Phoenix Rubber Products to develop a $3.5 million tyre recycling plant. The processing plant would be …

Victorian councils expected to raise rates as China recycling crisis takes hold

Victorian councils expected to raise rates as China recycling crisis takes hold

Posted April 21, 2018 06:44:03 Photo: The Municipal Association of Victoria expects homeowners to pay an extra $60. (ABC News: Matthew Roberts) Related Story: Local councils struggling to find solution to China recycling ban Victorian homeowners will ultimately bear the brunt of China’s decision to ban foreign waste, with the …

Ipswich dumps recycling, so what is going on in Queensland?

Ipswich dumps recycling, so what is going on in Queensland?

Updated April 20, 2018 08:50:51 Photo: The price of recyclables is on the slide. (ABC News: Matthew Roberts) Ipswich council announced earlier this week all recycling for the city, west of Brisbane, will be sent straight to landfill. They blame China’s import ban on recycling and the rising levels of …

SA councils unlikely to scrap kerbside recycling but want help to cover soaring costs

SA councils unlikely to scrap kerbside recycling but want help to cover soaring costs

Posted April 20, 2018 17:00:42 Photo: Residents are urged to keep recycling, despite China’s ban on importing some waste materials. (ABC South East SA: Selina Green) South Australian councils will call on the State Government to release millions of dollars of funding to “buffer” ratepayers from rate hikes to cover …

Ipswich Council backflips on dumping recycling

Ipswich Council backflips on dumping recycling

Updated April 20, 2018 16:22:20 Photo: Waste from yellow bins in Ipswich was set to go straight to landfill. (Four Corners) The Ipswich City Council, west of Brisbane, says it intends to reverse its decision to send recycling to landfill. The Council said on Wednesday China’s import ban on recycling …

Recycling row: China’s ban stokes trade fears amid concerns councils will follow Ipswich’s lead | Environment

The body representing Australian councils is urging the federal government to take seriously China’s effective ban on accepting shipments of plastic for recycling, warning it should not ignore potential implications for trade between the two countries. The Australian Local Government Association is calling on state governments to stop treating hundreds …