Waste and recycling: resources for school and students
Waste and recycling: at Waster.com.au, we often receive requests from school groups asking for information about waste management and recycling in Australia for usage in school projects etc. As Waster is committed to educating customers, as well as the wider community on waste and recycling matters, we are always keen to help in this regard. You will find below some of the links we suggest to people to get started in researching the waste industry sector – of course this information can also be useful in helping businesses achieve some savings in their waste procurement.
Waster.com.au is an online waste management business that offers low cost, reliable waste and recycling services in all major Australian cities, including Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Canberra, Darwin, Newcastle, Gold Coast, Hobart and the Central Coast.
We provide links and commentary below on good resources for getting an understanding of waste management in Australia.
Waste and Recycling: waste resources page
The first port of call on our website should be our waste resources page – where we provide access to up to date waste industry information sites such as EPA websites in each state and other useful sites helping improve recycling etc and decreasing costs for businesses.
The first doc we always recommend is our own “Free Business owners guide for waste services” – in this free document we cover (in a light and plain English manner) questions such as:
– Recycling can often be cheaper than throwing everything in the rubbish bin
– How long do you want to sign a contract for?
– Is your bin the best size for your business?
– Can I book additional services when I have a busy period?
– Will my prices increase over time?
– Can I use my environmental performance for advertising?
– Are some landfills better than others?
– My supplier claims my General Waste is recycled – can this be true?
– People have been talking about bin weights and density – what is that about?
– Why would I want a lock on my bin?
Australian Waste industry overviews
If you want a more in depth coverage of the Australian waste management industry, the following papers certainly are packed with detail – if a bit dry for casual reading. Again, these are listed in our waste resources section.
For real detail, we recommend the Australian Government website on National Waste Policy.
Waster blogs on the waste sector
Waster publishes regular blogs on diverse topics covering waste management and recycling – whilst many of these are aimed at the commercial requirements of customers, their is also a lot of good info for students or anyone interested in the sector. You can find our blog here and suggested articles below that may be of interest to students:
Organic waste solutions – food waste treatment
Rebates available for recycling in NSW
Commingled recycling – and how this can help recycling improvements
How to put in place a basic waste management plan for a business, school etc
Cleaning bins – it’s a dirty business!
Cardboard recycling – why it can be very cheap.
What is the right bin size to use?
Should you put a lock on your bin?
Density and weights of bins and why it is important
Why recycling and reducing business costs can go hand in hand.
I think that should be enough info to get any student or school group off to a good start. We always welcome students or school groups seeking information – send us an email etc if you have any queries.
Author: Mr Waster