Local government slams landfill levy increase

By Angela Dorizas The West Australian Government’s decision to increase landfill levies will lead to illegal dumping of waste in parks and reserves, the WA Local Government Association (WALGA) has warned. The 300 per cent increase in landfill levy charge, announced in the State Budget, will force metropolitan councils to increase rates by $26 per household. […]

Council partnership converts waste to energy

Parramatta City, Holroyd and Bankstown councils in NSW have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for a regional tender to turn household waste into energy. The alternative waste technology will convert methane, the gas produced by decomposing waste and a significant contributor to greenhouse gases, into green energy and feed it back into the electricity grid. The […]

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