Wastelink’s Project Manager, Sue Hood, and Managing Director Martin Connolly share information with a delegate to the NSW AWA Exhibition.
UPGRADED DATABASERemondis’ first priority has been to update its liquid waste transport database. This is to include a comprehensive bank of site-specific information which will be invaluable to drivers when they arrive at a specific location.
Wastelink for Transporters - The Superior Alternative!Launched earlier this year, the new Wastelink software module for transporters now incorporates liquid waste transport activities within the overall electronic management system. In replacing the old, time-consuming paper-based tracking operations, the new system (version 1.5.0) not offers much greater efficiencies and savings - and also includes a set of useful tools to help transporters carry out their day-to-day operations. All this adds up to a big step forward in improved efficiencies, controls and reporting. And Wastelink for Transporters also finally does away with those unpopular yellow dockets!
UP-TO-DATE DATAIn turn, drivers feed new data (changed site ownership, etc) back into the system, so that everything is always accurate, reliable and up-to-date. Very shortly, the Remondis operators will begin to use the system to start scanning the pits at the time of collection. Once that happens, Remondis will have locked in significantly greater efficiencies and management controls across every stage of their liquid waste collection, delivery and management activities.
Now There’s Stubble Ahead...All round the nation in trade waste places
This month you’ll see blokes stroking their faces.
They’re not thinking deeply or pondering so -
They’re just busily growing their fledgling mo’. They’re all so consumed in this mammoth pursuit
Of becoming increasingly, hugely hirsute.
They’re growing their facial hair with such a passion
That you’d think it had really come back into fashion. What’s brought this about, this incredible dash,
For owning and wearing a ponderous ‘tash?
What earthly good reason could possibly start
Them to growing a thing that Norwegians call bart? Imperial, walrus and some Fu Manchus...
There’s no end to the styling of these top-lip-born ‘do’s’.
Porn stars and poolmen seem to abound
With all these moustachioed gentlemen around! It’s all for Movember - that terrible time -
When blokes may commit the insidious crime;
Of investing in top-lip-placed follicular madness
...And causing their partners incredible sadness. It’s all in support of the prostate, my friends,
- and gentlemen’s health and other good ends.
Give some support so the project’s humungous -
And don’t be alarmed when confronted with ‘fungus’! Composed by Martin Connolly
Yes, it’s Movember time again!... MO-vember? This is the name given to a charity event which involves clean shaven and generous-spirited men growing a moustache in a drive to raise funds for the fight against such threats to men’s well-being as prostate cancer and male depression. Two Wastelink clients, Andrew Kirkwood from Sydney Water Commission and Duncan Shillito from Gold Coast Council have set the pace by registering to become “Mo-Bros”! Not to be outdone, Wastelinks’ very own Martin Connolly has followed suit - and has challenged others to join in the cause. What’s more, Wastelink offers a $50 sponsorship for each of the first 10 participants to advise us they have registered. Sign up at http://www.movember.com/au Above: Wastelink’s Chief MO-tivator, Martin Connolly as he MAY appear in only a couple of weeks - and, below, fellow ‘MO-Bros’ (left) Andrew Kirkwood and (right) Duncan Shillito. growth over the coming years.
Bevan Edwards (Toowoomba City Council) described Queens-land’s council amalgamation plan at the NSW AWA Exhibition.
MERGER OF SHIRESBevan Edwards, Senior Trade Waste Officer - Toowoomba City Council, explained that in 2008 the Queensland Government reforms would see the amalgamation of 157 shires down to 87. As a result, Toowoomba City Council will be managing an area that will increase from 117 sq. km. to 12,973 sq. km. The council would have a hard time managing their liquid waste responsibilities efficiently without Wastelink to control the process. Having installed the Wastelink system a year ago, the council is to equip its field officers with Tablet PC’s next year - and this should further ease the transition during the amalgamation.
Wastelink’s other notable contribution to the AWA event’s success was the impromptu after-dinner cabaret entertainment delivered by our very own Martin ‘The Golden Larynx’ Connolly!
HAVE A GREAT HOLIDAY!Wastelink wishes you a safe and happy holiday break! The Wastelink offices will be closed from lunchtime Friday 21st and will re-open on Wednesday 2nd. During that time Wastelink’s emergency support is available at (02) 9247 2800.
PRODUCT NEWSFrom time to time we are asked to answer a question which is likely to be of interest to many of our readers. Here is the first in what will be a regular series: Q. “We have H2S (hydrogen sulphide) problems in this STP and I need to report on all the grease traps feeding that STP” A: You can generate a report to show the waste category (ie, grease) by region. Go to Reports, Agreement Summary Report, select all transporters, select the region to report on, and click on Group By Waste Category. (See sample below.) DO YOU HAVE A QUERY YOU WOULD LIKE ANSWERED AND SHARED WITH OTHERS? EMAIL IT TO US AT THIS ADDRESS:
Your Agreements Summary Report Should Look Like This.