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Waste & Recycle 2017 Conference
13–15 September
NEW VENUE • Crown Perth • Burswood • Western Australia
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Proudly hosted by:  WALGA • WMAA • Dept of Environment Regulation

Tours and Workshops

Please note that the tours/workshops will be subject to availability. Places are limited.
Wednesday AM 

Wednesday 13 September 2017

Waste 101

All day off-site workshop and tour (8.30am–approx 4.30pm)

This tour is an opportunity to cram a day full of different waste experiences—whether you’re new to the industry or just need a bit of a refresher course.

Too many acronyms in the waste industry? Don’t worry—all will be revealed over the course of the day! The Tour starts with a workshop at the Mindarie Regional Council (MRC) Tamala Park Landfill, which will ensure you’re full bottle on PET and HDPE and know your WAWA from your DER.

The workshop will be followed by a tour of the waste education centre, Reuse Shop, transfer station and landfill. Attendees will then travel to the MRC Resource Recovery Facility to see how household waste is turned into compost. The day will be topped off by a tour of Cleanaway’s new Super Material Recovery Facility.

Hungry? Reducing food waste and increasing landfill diversion

Offsite | Morning 8.30am–12.30pm

Do you know where your next meal will come from? Do you know where your food waste goes?

This tour will take you to Foodbank, where unsaleable food and grocery items from farmers, manufacturers and retailers are received and redistributed to fight hunger in WA. Learn how the process works and what your organisation can do to help Foodbank.

Then visit the Richgro anaerobic composting facility in Jandakot, where you can see the facility turning food waste into clean energy. You might even get to taste the blueberries which are part of the composting facility’s carbon management plan!

Recycling Plastic and E-waste

Offsite | Morning 8.30am–12.30pm

Plastics and e-waste are often seen as difficult to recycle. However, in this tour you’ll visit two WA companies who are leading the way recovering these materials.

At CLAW Environmental see how polystyrene can be shredded, compressed and sent to market—as well as what happens to your old recycling bins. Total Green have a new and exciting addition to their recycling facility which makes their operation even more efficient.

Sorted! Charity bins and Recycling bins

Offsite | Morning 8.30am–12.30pm

See the full spectrum of reuse and recycling with our two favourite yellow bins: the kerbside recycling bin and Good Sammy’s charity collection bins.

In this exciting new tour, attendees will have the opportunity to visit Good Samaritan’s facility, where you’ll to see how contemporary charity reuse facilities operate, meet the staff and enjoy the fantastic work environment.

Then it’s off to see the newest MRF in town—the Cleanaway Super MRF—where you’ll watch the biggest MRF in the southern hemisphere process 50 tonnes/hr of material.
Wednesday PM 

Wednesday 13 September 2017

Contracts and Tendering Workshop

Onsite | Afternoon 1pm–5pm (proposed times)

The Waste Management Association of Australia (WMAA) will be hosting a pre-conference Contracts and Tendering Workshop on Wednesday afternoon 13 September.

See more information here.

Metal Recycling and Commodities

Offsite | Afternoon 1.30pm–5pm

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It’s been a tumultuous couple of years for scrap metal recycling. Global prices going up, down and then further down.

Get the scoop on the factors influencing international commodities prices and the impact on the cost of metal recycling in WA at this tour of Sims Metal Management. During this tour you’ll also see how your scrap metal is processed for export!

EMRC: Hazelmere Tour

Offsite | Afternoon 1.30pm–5pm

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The EMRC has recycled timber at Hazelmere Resource Recovery Park since 2009 and is now working on converting woodchips to energy.

The Resource Recovery Park is also home to a dedicated Commercial and Industrial Waste Sorting facility and the EMRC has ambitious plans to turn the Park into a hub for recovery.

Partners Upper Swan Lunch Cruise

Offsite | Afternoon Departs Perth 1.15pm, returns 4pm

Enjoy the upper reaches of the Swan River on our exclusive lunch cruise.

Spice up your lunch routine with a mouth-watering buffet on board a luxurious vessel! While you take in the beautiful natural scenery, mouth-watering buffet and live entertainment, you can relax on the outside deck with complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks. Indulge in an extravagant dessert and tea and coffee on the return trip. (Please note that this is a non-smoking cruise.)
Who says lunch has to be boring? Book in for this cruise and you’ll never look at lunch the same way again!

Thursday 14 September 2017

Walking Tour: Behind the scenes at Crown Tour

Onsite | Afternoon 3.30pm–4.30pm

Ever wonder what happens to your leftover food from the Conference or how old playing cards are recycled? Then this is the tour for you.

Come on this behind the scenes tour to find out how Crown diverts over 90% of their recyclables from landfill.
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Should you wish to discuss the details please feel free to contact Rebecca Pereira at ObscureEmail.
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