Enviropacific Waste Services manage NSW EPA levy increase
NSW State Government EPA Waste Levy increase sees industry-wide rise in operational costs.
One of the NSW Government’s key priority actions is to increase recycling to limit the need for new landfills, reduce landfill disposal and turn waste into valuable resources.
The Government has a range of policies in place to increase recycling and divert valuable resources from landfill back into the economy.
From the 1st of July 2016, Enviropacific will incur increases in its operational costs due to higher labour rates, higher equipment costs and increases in the NSW State Government EPA Waste Levy.
“We have endeavoured to absorb some of these increases and minimise the effect wherever possible, and we will continue to look for alternate treatment options with more cost effective outcomes to offset future increases”.
– Murray Lynch, General Manager, Enviropacific Waste Services.
For a list of these price increases and more information on the EPA Waste Levy please visit the NSW EPA website. For more information on Enviropacific Waste Services offerings and capabilities, visit our website.
South Australian Country Fire Service takes delivery of donated equipment
During the demolition of a large fuel storage facility in Birkenhead, South Australia the Adelaide Enviropacific team collected all of the redundant firefighting equipment which was subsequently donated to the local Country Fire Service (CFS).
“The CFS were very appreciative of Enviropacific’s gesture, stating it was uncommon for industry to think of a good end use for this type of equipment.”
says Brian Campbell, Enviropacific’s Technical Operations Manager.
“The SA CFS is most grateful for the generous donation of surplus firefighting resources that have been received as a donation from Enviropacific Services.
These resources have been provided to our State Training Centre and equipment such as hoses and fire extinguishers will be evaluated for use and then where appropriate complement the resources that are used extensively and regularly to train the volunteers of the SA CFS.”
– Lee Watson, Director Operational Infrastructure and Logistics, South Australian Country Fire Service.
Approximately 50% of the items donated will be put into active service after
re-certification, and the balance will be utilised at the CFS Training Facility.
“Old fuel systems often pose modern risks”
Enviropacific’s National Petroleum Manager, Neil Taylor, reports in the Australasian Convenience and Petroleum Marketers Association’s (ACAPMA’s) ‘ACAPMag’.
Thirty years ago, fuel tanks consisted of single walled steel, galvanised steel pipework and predominately suction pumps.
If installed correctly and in the right conditions these systems would operate without any significant issues provided they were regularly inspected and maintained.
Unfortunately, many of these systems are still in operation today despite nearing the end of their useful life. The most worrying aspect is the fact that these systems remain in operation at a relatively large number of service station sites around the country.
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