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1 Resource recovery under the Environment Protection (Waste to Resources) Policy 2010 May 2012 Image: worradmu / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

2 Agenda Introduction Presentation on resource recovery assessment and processing guidelines Coffee break Presentation on handling banned wastes guidelines Next steps Any additional questions

3 Waste management objective To achieve sustainable waste management by applying the waste management hierarchy consistently with ESD principles.

4 Resource Recovery Requirement New requirements will apply from 1/9/2012 Most metro Adelaide waste must be subject to resource recovery before disposal at landfill Exclusions include: -Residual domestic waste where 3 bin system in place -Hard waste where 3 bin system in place -Public place bins -Street Sweepings -Hazardous wastes

5 Resource recovery requirement Resource recovery processes can be carried out: a)at licensed material recovery facilities or composting depots, or b)at other EPA-approved facilities, or c)in accordance with the waste management hierarchy and to the extent reasonably achievable.

6 Resource Recovery Requirement Resource recovery processes are processes for: -the reuse or recycling of waste, or -recovering energy or resources from waste Processing can include determinations to dispose of waste to landfill without more treatment Disposal determinations must be in accordance with any: –licence conditions –resource recovery facility approval conditions –EPA Guidelines

7 Background – analysis of resource recovery facilities Requirements: 1.Identify main processes & procedures by facility type. 2.Identify recovery rates and process & procedural differences. 3.Discuss key constraints for recovery of recyclables. 4.Identify potential costs & benefits of improving performance. 5.Outline processes & constraints on removal of banned wastes. 6.Recommend achievable recovery rates for next five years ( ). 7.Recommend methodology & format for obtaining recovery rate data. RESOURCE RECOVERY FACILITY CATEGORIES TSTransfer Stations TS (PS) Transfer (pre-sorting) stations SkipSkip operations MRF(+ waste category)* Materials Recovery Facilities (mechanised) C&D WP* C&D waste processors manufacturing recovered products C&I WP* C&I waste processors manufacturing recovered products RRecycling operations RR WP Recovered recyclable waste processors CComposters OW WPOrganic waste processors other than compost

8 Background – analysis of resource recovery facilities Industry is highly diverse: Key outcome – specific material recovery targets or process requirements cannot be recommended at this time Key initial recommendations – collect data and seek tailored resource recovery plans

9 Guidelines for assessment of Resource Recovery Facilities Activities that can dispose of waste without needing an approval: Licensed material recovery facilities Licensed composting depots Waste hierarchy compliant activities Image: centre/image-gallery

10 Guidelines for assessment of Resource Recovery Facilities When do you need to seek a clause 11 (resource recovery facility) approval? -a need for certainty -commercial or other advantages Don’t need an approval if taking to another appropriate resource recovery facility vs landfill Image: centre/image-gallery

11 Guidelines for assessment of Resource Recovery Facilities Image: centre/image-gallery Transfer stations / skip facilitiesOther (non-waste depot) activities To the extent reasonably achievable at that depot, recover: -Metals -Aggregated cardboard and paper -Aggregated vegetative matter -Aggregated bricks and concrete -Timber suitable for recovery Source separate materials required to be recovered by transfer stations, plus also source separate (as relevant): -Hazardous wastes, lead acid batteries, oils, whole tyres, gas bottles -Whitegoods, televisions and computers, other electronic wastes, and fluorescent lighting Have dedicated temporary storage areas (as relevant) for: -Hazardous wastes, lead acid batteries, oils, whole tyres, gas bottles -Aggregated cardboard and paper, aggregated vegetative matter, metals -Bricks, concrete, timber suitable for recovery -Whitegoods, televisions and computers, other electronic wastes, and fluorescent lighting Have designated storage areas (as relevant) for: -Hazardous wastes, lead acid batteries, oils, whole tyres, gas bottles -Aggregated cardboard and paper, aggregated vegetative matter, metals -Bricks, concrete, timber suitable for recovery -Whitegoods, televisions and computers, other electronic wastes, and fluorescent lighting Describe nature and extent of resource recovery undertaken

12 Guidelines on resource recovery processing requirements All facilities need to have: Trained staff on-site Written procedures for managing recoverable wastes Retrieval of recoverable wastes in accordance with procedure Annual notice to contractual clients on desired waste presentation Website information maintained

13 Guidelines on resource recovery processing requirements Data reporting on waste received and outgoing from all resource recovery facilities Resource recovery plans will be sought from facilities undertaking sorting of mixed wastes + transfer stations/ skip bin facilities Image:

14 Landfill bans Banned wastes must not be disposed of to landfill (except in specified conditions) Bans are staged over 3 years Offences exist for: –Disposal or causing disposal of waste to landfill –Disposal to bins, etc destined for landfill –Landfill operators

15 Landfill bans There are 3 groups of banned items: (1)risk-based materials (2)aggregated recoverable materials (3)other new materials Image: U.S. Army Environmental Command

16 Landfill bans

17 When can banned wastes be disposed of to landfill? –Waste received at landfill from appropriate resource recovery facilities –Determination by facilities –s124 general defence –Exemptions

18 Guidelines on handling banned wastes What needs to be done by: - Transfer stations - Mechanised material recovery facilities - Recycling operations - Recycled product manufacturers - Composting depots - Landfill operators + other waste handlers Image: centre/image-gallery

19 Handling banned wastes Image: rce-centre/image-gallery Transfer stationsMechanised MRFs Recycling operations Composting depots Landfill depots (as relevant) Annual notice to contractual clients (by 1/3/13) √ √ + notice on maximum acceptable compaction levels for aggregated recoverable materials (+ notice to other vehicles on this) √ + notice on maximum acceptable compaction levels for aggregated recoverable materials + method of delivery, etc √ + notice on maximum acceptable compaction levels for aggregated recoverable materials, etc √ Website notice (by 1/3/13) √√ -- √ Entrance sign (by 1/3/13) √√ - -√ Suitably trained staff on-site √√√√√ Driver notification √√√√√ Written standard operating procedure √√√√√

20 Handling banned wastes Image: rce-centre/image-gallery Transfer stations Mechanised MRFs Recycling operations Composting depots Landfill depots (as relevant) Retrieval of aggregated and risk-based banned wastes √ Aggregated wastes can be assessed as unrecoverable due to contamination √ Aggregated waste can be assessed as unrecoverable due to contamination or needing landfill for amenity reasons √ Aggregated to be redirected Retrieval of other banned wastes per size and volume limits ≥100,000tpa any >750mm 10+smaller <100,00tpa any >450mm 10+ smaller any >150mm any >150mm any >150mm any >750mm > 0.2m 3 smaller Overall limit <1% by load (10kg/tonne) <0.2% by load (2kg/tonne) <1% by load (10kg/tonne)

21 Handling banned wastes Waste transporters (as relevant) -Annual notice to contractual clients -Website notice -Notice to generators -Written procedures for handling wastes Employers (as relevant) ­Have appropriate alternative arrangements ­Bin signage and internal website notice ­Train relevant staff

22 Handling banned wastes Councils ­query response capacity ­annual householder info by 1/7/13 (including hard waste requirements) ­website (with ZWSA link) ­bin stickers by 1/12/13 ­hard waste – banned item RR redirection if policy supports its collection ­illegally dumped e-waste to RR by 1/12/13 Public place bins – no action required by provider

23 Next steps To 8 June – Consultation on draft guidance materials June – Analyse submissions received Mid-2012 – Final guidance materials released From mid-2012 – Following finalisation, help confirm MRFs and accept applications for consideration as a RR facility


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