Bio-Organics’ licence revoked
The Department of Environment Regulation (DER) has today (27 June 2014) revoked the licence of the Oakford-based composting facility operated by Bio-Organics Pty Ltd.
The action is being taken under Part V of the Environmental Protection Act 1986.
DER third quarter performance reports now online
DER’s regulatory performance reports for the third quarter 2013-14 have been published.
The department reports quarterly on its targets, performance, activities and outcomes in works approvals and licences, environmental compliance, native vegetation clearing, contaminated sites and environmental enforcement.
Landfill levy rates to rise from January 2015
The State Government, as part of the 2014-15 State Budget, has announced increases to the landfill levy from 1 January 2015. The increases will help divert the amount of waste being dumped at tips in the metropolitan area and encourage investment in alternative waste treatment options and other government initiatives to support increased recycling.