Waste Management Compost: Should We Use Our Trash As Fertiliser?

In light of the ongoing recycling crisis in Australia – some councils and State Governments are again talking about using waste management compost – i.e. basically using treated general waste from commercial and council red bins as compost – for many purposes.   In today’s blog – we will cover that issue – and ask is it a good idea – and is it something we actually want to be…

Waste To Energy: An Organic Waste Management Renewable Energy Future

We have argued in recent blogs – which I hope you have read – that we should not penalise dumping food waste at landfill as we do currently. We argued that due to the potential for waste to energy – and no real other viable alternatives – that food waste in landfills or anywhere else is really not that bad an idea (organic waste processing).     Whilst I completely…

Organic Waste Processing: Does Our Approach To Organic Food Waste Make Sense?

When we talk about diverting waste from landfill – very often it seems like people do not care whether we are talking about organic waste processing or dumping of plastics or metal in the landfill. When the Government talks – it sometimes sounds like all waste was created equal – and organic waste processing is as important as preventing plastics from entering our oceans.   As it is a new…

Green waste removal Melbourne: how to boost recycling and reduce cost

Green waste removal Melbourne: Waster is committed to the joint goals of helping small and medium businesses in Australia reduce their waste management costs and also to boost recycling performance. With utilisation of a smart approach to waste management this can be achieved by most businesses.     With ever increasing levies on dumping waste at landfill – this makes recycling more important than ever. This is particularly true in…

What Packaging Is Recyclable: We Look At Options For Compostable Food Packaging

At Waster we have really come round to the opinion that avoidance is much better than recycling when it comes to plastic – that simply not using it is so much better than any form of recycling out there. What packaging is recyclable is a really thorny question – because you need a degree in plastics and a real dedication to actually work it out, put it in the right…

Commercial Food Waste Disposal: New Technology To Help Environment & Business

Commercial Food Waste Disposal Method: If you have ever booked general waste bin services you will be aware that the heavier the weight of you bins – the higher the cost and this cost is increasing year after year. The cost of general waste bins is now becoming a real impediment to business growth in many areas.  This is because your general waste bins are collected and priced based on…

Zero Waste Restaurant: How To Reduce Waste Spend In Pubs & Clubs

Zero waste restaurant: as the weekend approaches – especially this weekend for the footy finals, many Australians will be planning on meeting friends and family in their local pub or club for a drink, a game of bowls or a family meal.   Restaurants, clubs and the local pub are central to Australian life for many, and it is good news that they can really easily reduce their spend on…

Waste Services For Cafes: How Two Cafes Can Pay Very Different Costs (Infographic)

Waste services for cafes: many of our new customers operate in the cafe and restaurant sector and as a new business starting out or small business, costs can be a major concern – as well as staying ethical by emphasising environmental awareness.   We produced the infographic below to show some of what can be achieved by implementing a simple recycling and waste management plan.   In an industry as…

Are Coffee Cups Recyclable? – And Other Useful Info Re Recycling Coffee Grounds

If you are anything like me – you drink way too much coffee every day! At one point I was up to c. 8 cups a day – and thankfully have weaned myself down to 3 a day – aiming for two! One of the big questions people have about take away coffee is the environmental impact and are coffee cups recyclable?   We will cover that question in today’s…