JULY 2008

In this issue:

Dubbo Shows the Way For Regional Councils!

Dubbo Council trained these local waste transporters in how to operate the barcode readers used to work with the new Wastelink liquid waste management system.

Dubbo Council is due to implement the final phase of tracking on July 1 with its Wastelink system.

Local waste transporters were given their bar code readers and training in their use. These bar code readers will capture information on the servicing of pretreatment devices.

The council contracted Wastelink to manage the overall implementation of the system and the project has now entered its final phase.

Wastelink was asked to assist in meshing the software system with the council’s tougher new liquid waste management strategy and operational procedures.

Along with other valuable efficiencies, the system will manage strict new requirements regarding the frequency with which pretreatment devices are serviced.

With the new system, businesses can continue with existing transporter arrangements, providing they advise the Council so that it can supply the correct reminder list for each waste transporter.

Said Wastelink’s MD, Martin Connolly, ‘As one of the state’s most important regional centres, Dubbo now has the world’s most advanced liquid waste management systems in place.’

'The benefits of more efficient operations, improved environmental controls and economic benefit will be enjoyed by Dubbo for years.'

'In the meantime, of course, the city has shown the way ahead for other progressive regional councils looking to achieve these results.'

Heard About Wastelink’s Outplacement Services?

Managing liquid waste is a year-round responsibility that can never take a holiday. So what happens when your key trade waste officer takes a well-earned break?

You easily solve this dilemma by calling Wastelink’s Sue Hood on (02) 9247 2800 for our new waste personnel outplacement service!

We can quickly move one of our experienced specialists straight to your premises to maintain your operations.

This was shown recently when Gold Coast Council’s trade waste officer went on leave. A call to Wastelink and Ruth Manze (photo) was soon in place managing the system.

Said Duncan Shillito, Gold Coast Council’s Product Quality Technical Officer, ‘Ruth hit the ground running and our liquid waste management did not miss a single beat!’

‘Not only did Ruth keep the system humming along, but she also suggested and implemented some improvements along the way!’

How Do You Present a WINNING Case for Your Liquid Waste Strategy?

Anyone with responsibility for trade waste fully understands the importance of an effective strategy for managing wastewater.

Their system has to be up to the job of liquid waste risk management, complying fully with demanding regulations and, of course, meeting the expectations of community stakeholders.

Clearly, that calls for a significant, long-term investment by water utilities.

The question is: ‘How do you translate those objectives into a set of quantified costings that support your call for the required expeniture?

With many complex issues to factor in, this crucial project that can involve many hours’ work - not to mention the need for the inputs of all sorts of expertise.

Recognising the importance for water utilities and other bodies of making a case that is accurate AND comprehensive, Wastelink has designed a practical tool to help achieve just that - and in a lot less time, too!

Wastelink offers such bodies a 25-page template document that outlines the full business case for liquid waste management funding.

Easily adapted to individual circumstances and needs, the Business Case document covers such topics as:

Based on real-world examples, the Business Case document is full of valuable detail, including a grid showing annualised trade waste management processes.

To find out how to secure your copy of Wastelink’s ‘The Business Case’ or learn more about liquid waste management, contact Sue Hood at shood@wastelink.com.au



VICTORIA - 23-24 July Wastelink will host a stand at the AWA Trade Waste National Specialist Network Conference & Trade Show Crown Plaza, Melbourne.

NSW - 23-24 Sept. Look for us at the AWA ‘Engineers - Operators & Liquid Trade Waste Summit’ at Novotel Sydney Olympic Park, Homebush.

QUEENSLAND - 17-19 Sept. AWA Qld Branch 2008 Biennial Trade Waste Conference at Mantra Legends Hotel, Gold Coast.

Drop by at Wastelink’s stand and enjoy a hairy lemon!


Britt Oponda recently joined Wastelink as our new Office Administrator.

She is happy to handle any support and administrative enquiries, including requests for ID cards, Advice Books and any other matters. Please email Britt at support@wastelink.com.au.