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At least five more councils caught up in recycling mess

At least five more councils caught up in recycling mess

Victoria's recycling crisis is getting worse with another recycling facility forced to stop accepting waste.

  • by Benjamin Preiss

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Help consumers to fix recycling crisis
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Help consumers to fix recycling crisis

Fixing the current impasse requires policy that aligns the interests of consumers, producers and retailers.

Melburnians' recyclables dumped in landfill in dramatic escalation of crisis

Melburnians' recyclables dumped in landfill in dramatic escalation of crisis

Recycling material across Melbourne is being dumped in landfill as the crisis surrounding company SKM Services is set to drag into next week.

  • by Benjamin Preiss, Adam Carey and Liam Mannix
Recycling giant must explain crisis, MP says

Recycling giant must explain crisis, MP says

Recycling giant SKM needs to explain itself to Victorians whose recyclable waste is now being diverted to landfill after the contractor was shut down over stockpiling safety concerns, the environment minister says.

  • by Kaitlyn Offer
Blame game erupts as councils begin to send recycling to landfill

Blame game erupts as councils begin to send recycling to landfill

A blame game has erupted over Victoria’s recycling crisis while local councils prepare to send recyclable material to landfill and one urges residents to hold off putting rubbish in their yellow-top bins. 

  • by Benjamin Preiss
Five south-east Queensland councils unite for new waste solutions
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Five south-east Queensland councils unite for new waste solutions

The councils are seeking authority for a joint tender for long-term, innovative waste management solutions.

  • by Lucy Stone
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Waste ban on fire-prone dumps could see recycling sent to landfill

Waste ban on fire-prone dumps could see recycling sent to landfill

Items fit for recycling could end up in landfill after stockpiling at Victorian collection centres sparked a crackdown by the environment watchdog.

  • by Caroline Schelle
Recycling company ordered to stop accepting waste amid fire concerns

Recycling company ordered to stop accepting waste amid fire concerns

The EPA has ordered SKM Services to stop accepting waste at two sites but the state government says it is working to minimise disruption to rubbish collection.

  • by Benjamin Preiss
'It was a mistake for this government to take so long': Labor backbencher
Recycling

'It was a mistake for this government to take so long': Labor backbencher

Queensland will finally reintroduce a waste levy to stop interstate trucks after it was scrapped under the LNP in 2012. But one backbencher has taken aim at her government for taking "so long".

  • by Felicity Caldwell
'Bringing WA out of the dark ages': Three-bin system to be rolled out across Perth

'Bringing WA out of the dark ages': Three-bin system to be rolled out across Perth

"We are one of the worst states in Australia for producing waste and we need to do better."

  • by Hannah Barry and Dakshayani Shankar
Interstate trucks dumping rubbish would stretch from Brisbane to Mackay
Recycling

Interstate trucks dumping rubbish would stretch from Brisbane to Mackay

The amount of trash dumped in Queensland from interstate has reached a staggering rubbish record.

  • by Felicity Caldwell