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Tag: Landfill

Maitland’s smart recycling saving city’s landfill woes

Maitland's RecycleSmart app has been given the green light after saving the city from tonnes of landfill during its 12-month trial.

Battery fires prompt urgent ‘Take Charge’ warning

A garbage truck fire in Blacksmiths and an exploding laptop last month prompts council to issue urgent 'Take Charge' of battery waste reminder.

Council cancels collection of soft plastics

The aftermath of the collapse of soft plastics recycling program Redcycle is beginning to reach the Hunter region.

Mattress landfill crisis to hit back pocket

A new mattress fee will be introduced to help wake up the bedding industry, after it was added to the government's priority list.

City brings compost revolution to family home

Newcastle households are being given the opportunity to take up home composting and reduce the amount of food waste going to landfill. Residents will be offered a 75% discount off the recommended retail price, as well as free...

Innovative Newcastle swimwear business gets fruity

Swimwear made from banana peels and pineapple skins. It might sound far-fetched but, for Novocastrian Hayley Ianna, it’s a dream not far from becoming reality. Through her Newcastle-based small business Class of 84 Clothing,...

City dumps $24 million into new landfill site

A new landfill site's construction saw the equivalent of 280 Olympic swimming pools excavated in a bid to future proof the city's waste disposal for the next decade. City of Newcastle has invested...

Education the new focus for Plastic Police

By 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish. That is the alarming prediction scientists have made that drives Newcastle-based Plastic Police sustainability project coordinator Lexi Crouch. “If the current...
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