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Waste and Resource Recovery Facilities Workshops

Date: 11-Jul-16
Author: Ryan Collins

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With support from the NSW Environment Protection Authority, the Waste Contractors and Recyclers Association of NSW (WCRA) is offering training workshops, including a session at the Australasian Waste and Recycling Expo, to benefit waste management facility workers, waste and resource recovery educators and supervisors from across NSW.

Learning outcomes

  • An awareness and understanding of current waste and resource recovery policies, practices and relevant environmental and WHS legislation; and
  • Improved knowledge to assist workers to increase the quality/quantity of materials recovered for improved financial and environmental outcomes.

Issues covered

The workshop content will cover issues such as: 

  • Waste classification
  • Waste avoidance and resource recovery legislation
  • Effective resource recovery
  • Site management and operations
  • Signage
  • Environmental management
  • WHS regulations and practices as it relates to a waste and resource recovery facility
  • Waste management equipment types.

Each participant will be provided with a Waste and Resource Recovery Facility Workers Manual for use in the workplace. This manual contains useful information on the above topics and material fact sheets addressing acceptance criteria, material handling and other relevant information for a range of materials.

Who should attend?

Waste Management & Recycling Industry personnel who are responsible for operations, supervision, sales, procurement, compliance, resource recovery, waste education, collections, depot activities, weighbridge, facility workers within local government, charities and social enterprise and waste management and resource recovery facilities across NSW.

Dates and locations

Upcoming workshops are scheduled for:

To register your attendance please complete the registration form by selecting one of these sessions.

The workshop on Thursday 11 August will be held on site during the Australasian Waste & Recycling Expo (AWRE). Please note that Attendees at Sydney Olympic Park, Homebush are also required to register for the AWRE. Complete the free online AWRE registration.


Ryan                                              Collins

Author: Ryan Collins

Ryan is the Head of Sustainable Resource Programs at Planet Ark. After nearly a decade working in the banking and finance industry Ryan was drawn to a career in environmental conservation that saw him work in Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Fiji. With a background in psychology and environmental management, Ryan’s role at Planet Ark since 2012 has been focused on developing engaging and positive environmental behaviour change programs to help everyone recycle and reduce waste.
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