NOVEMBER 2007
ISSUE TWO

In this issue:

WASTELINK for Transporters Is Off To A Running Start!

Wastelink’s Project Manager, Sue Hood, and Managing Director Martin Connolly share information with a delegate to the NSW AWA Exhibition.

With the first installation of the new Wastelink software module for transporters, Remondis Australia moved to the forefront of advanced liquid waste management.

Commited to employing the most productive new technologies, Remondis is the Australian subsidiary of the German-owned Remondis Recycling group.

Undertaken by the Wastelink technical team, the installation was at Remondis’ liquid waste operations in the Sydney suburb of St Marys.

UPGRADED DATABASE

Remondis’ 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.

For example: whether to bring a 10-metre hose; if there is a rear alley entrance; if it is a two-person job - or a gatic lifter is needed.

All this information is printed onto the drivers’ run sheets before they begin their collection run.

UP-TO-DATE DATA

In 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.

Movember Madness… It’s That Time Again!

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.


Wastelink On Display at the NSW AWA Exhibition

PRODUCT NEWS

Bevan Edwards (Toowoomba City Council) described Queens-land’s council amalgamation plan at the NSW AWA Exhibition.

Without the Wastelink liquid waste management software in place, Toowoomba City Council would be facing real difficulty coping with a major amalgamation of Queensland local government authorities.

That message came from a speaker at a workshop held at the recent AWA Trade Waste Exhibition in Sydney.

MERGER OF SHIRES

Bevan 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 STAND

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!

For the third consecutive year, Wastelink has supported the AWA by actively participating in the NSW exhibition with a trade stand - which attracted a steady stream of visitors.

As Wastelink’s Project Manager, Sue Hood, puts it, ‘Naturally, events like this are a very visible way of showing our support for the industry we serve.’

‘Even more importantly, they offer us an excellent way to meet the people who are most directly involved in the various aspects of liquid waste management.’

‘The face-to-face feedback we get about their changing needs and suggestions is invaluable to us. We draw directly on this to ensure Wastelink products and services match what clients need to do their job better!’ NO STRANGER IN THE NIGHT!

IN THE NEWS

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 NEWS

From 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:
support@wastelink.com.au

Your Agreements Summary Report Should Look Like This.