New waste, recycling solutions to help councils

Local government professionals will join with waste and recycling experts and specialists at an upcoming major event to discuss technologies and innovation. 

With new restrictions on waste exports and local landfills rapidly reaching capacity, local councils have been rethinking waste management strategies.

Industry experts are preparing to explore innovation and excellence in landfill management during a special panel session at the upcoming Waste Expo Australia, which will be led by Australian Landfill Owner’s Association divisional landfill and development manager Daniel Fyfe.

Given the ongoing issues in waste and recycling this year, the event’s organisers say that over 80 local councils from across Australia have already registered to attend.

The two-day event in Melbourne next month will bring together specialists and suppliers in waste management and recycling, and feature a mix of product demonstrations, panel discussions, workshops and presentations.

Session themes include collections, waste to energy, resource recovery, landfill and transfer stations and wastewater.

Waste Expo Australia exhibition manager Cory McCarrick said the event was an opportunity for local governments and leading specialists and suppliers to collaborate, learn and discover the latest technologies, products and processes set to change waste management and resource recovery.

“With an increased focus on waste management by the Australian community, we are seeing further innovation entering the industry,” he said.

The event enables practitioners and local governments to learn about the new technologies set to push the industry to new heights, Mr McCarrick said.

Held in partnership with the Clean Energy Council, Waste Expo Australia is co-located with All-Energy Australia to form a major showcase for the waste, recycling, renewable energy and energy efficiency industries.

Waste Expo Australia runs from 3 to 4 October at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

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