The NSW Environment Protection Authority has fined Origin Energy Eraring Pty Ltd $15,000 over alleged dust emissions from the Eraring Power Station at Lake Macquarie in October last year.
The Land and Environment Court has penalised Hardman Chemicals Pty Ltd $60,000 for an incident in which a large amount of chlorine gas was released at its Seven Hills premises in Western Sydney.
The Environment Protection Authority has fined North Coast company Quarry Solutions Pty Ltd $15,000 for allegedly operating without an environment protection licence.
Waste 360 has been awarded $66,496 to be used towards the installation of a weighbridge at its new waste transfer station on Cosgrove Road, Strathfield, the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment announced today.
The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued $30,000 in fines to Sydney Water Corporation for alleged breaches of their Environment Protection Licence in relation to the inadequate clean-up of sewage overflows which impacted waterways in Colebee and Caringbah South.
The NSW Government is calling on councils, hospitals, universities and other community and industry groups to apply for more than $1 million worth of grants to tackle litter in their local area.
The NSW Government is seeking community input on its ambitious plan to tackle single-use plastics, reduce waste and pollution and increase recycling across the State.
The NSW Government will provide $24 million funding to support local councils and the alternative waste industry improve kerbside separation of food and garden waste and encourage other better uses of waste.
Almost 28,000 tonnes of plastic per year will be processed at a new facility in Albury, thanks to a $4.8 million grant from the NSW Government’s Major Resource Recovery Infrastructure Program.
Thousands more NSW households and businesses will be able to recycle their food and garden waste with $10.9 million being awarded to 23 projects to support new collections and processing capacity.
Important update about licensee responsibilities and Coronavirus (COVID-19)
To help people dispose of their waste quickly and easily, the NSW Government has waived the waste levy fee in areas across NSW that have been declared Natural Disaster Areas. The waste levy has been waived in declared areas until 30 June 2020.
The EPA lent a hand in the Clean Up Australia, Business Clean Up Day, with teams of staff collecting dozens of bags of waste from parks and public areas in Coffs Harbour, Parramatta, Newcastle and Dubbo.
Return and Earn has now soared past 3 billion containers returned state wide just a month after the second anniversary of the initiative.