Other Resources

 


Reference :
Used Oil Recycling
Agency:
Australian Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communitites
Contact :
GPO Box 787, Canberra, ACT, 2601
02 6274 1111
www.environment.gov.au
Format:
Web Page
Comment:
Discusses the impact of oil on the environment, how to recycle oil and the use of recycled oil.
 
Website:
http://www.environment.gov.au/settlements
/waste/oilrecycling/index.html


Waste

Reference:
Fertilisers and the Environment
Agency:
New South Wales Department of Primary Industries—Agriculture
Contact :
Locked Bag 21, Orange, NSW, 2800
02 6391 3100
www.dpi.nsw.gov.au
Format:
Web Page            Publishing Date: 2004  
Comment:
Details the effects of fertilisers in relation to nutrients, environmental hazards and sensible use to reduce environmental pollution from fertiliser waste.
 
Website:

http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/agriculture
/resources/soils/improvement/environment


Waste

Reference :
Doing a Waste Audit
Agency:
New South Wales Office of Environment and Heritage
Contact:
PO Box A290, South Sydney, NSW, 1232
1300 361 967
www.environment.nsw.gov.au
Format:
Web Page          Publishing Date: 2011    
Comment:
Outlines the step by step process required for undertaking a waste audit, which could easily be applied to your rural residential property.
Website:

http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/wrapp/audit.htm




  

 

 

Local Council
NSW Environmental Protection and Regulation Group (within Office of Environment and Heritage)
NSW Department of Primary Industries
Veterinarian
Local Rural Supplier
 
 

 

     
 

 


Reference :
Preparing Compost from Aquatic Weeds Removed from Waterways - Primefacts 229
Agency:
New South Wales Department of Primary Industries
Contact :
Locked Bag 21, Orange, NSW, 2800
02 6391 3100
www.dpi.nsw.gov.au
Format:
PDF / Brochure        Publishing Date: 2006    ISBN: 1832-6668
Comment:
Discusses the factors to take into account if you plan to compost aquatic weeds removed from waterways and outlines the composting process, including monitoring and compost quality.
 

Download 

 

Preparing Compost from Aquatic Weeds
Removed from Waterways
(PDF 286KB)
Website:

http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/agriculture
/pests-weeds/weeds/publications/compost-aquatic-weeds

 

Waste

Reference :
Waste Management Factsheets 1-6
Agency:
Lake Macquarie City Council
Contact :
PO Box 1906, Hunter Region Mail Centre, NSW, 2310
02 4921 0333
council@lakemac.nsw.gov.au
Format:
PDF / Brochure           Publishing Date: 2006      
Comment:
Discusses several topics related to waste management, including defining waste, ways you can reduce waste, the role of waste management facilities, household hazardous waste, worm farming, and plastic bags.
 
Download:
 
Waste Management Factsheets 1-6 (PDF 664KB)
Website:

http://www.lakemac.com.au/downloads/waste_factsheet.pdf

 


Reference :
Seven Wicked Wastes
Agency:
Hunter Waste Education Group
Contact :
Office of Environment and Heritage (NSW) – Sustainability Programs Division
Newcastle Office PO Box 488G Newcastle NSW 2300
PH 02 4908 6800
Format:
Web page        Publishing Date: 2009  
Comment:

This web page explores 7 products that should not be placed in either general waste or recycling bins, due to the environmental concequence of having these products in landfill, there is a description of each product along with other options for correct disposal.

  • Fluorescent Lights
  • Batteries
  • Used Motor Oil
  • Paint
  • Mobile Phone
  • Printer Cartridges
  • Plastic Bags
Website:
http://www.hweg.com.au/projects/7-wicked-wastes

 

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Reference :
Easy Recycling Guide / Easy Composting Guide / Easy Worm Farming Guide / The Marvel of Mulch (2005)
Agency:
New South Wales Department of Environment and Conservation (currently DECC)
Contact :
PO Box A290, South Sydney, NSW, 1232
1300 361 967
www.environment.nsw.gov.au
Comment:

Step by step guides to recycling household waste, composting green waste, worm farming and recycling organic waste as mulch.
 

Download:
  1. Easy Recycling Guide (PDF 567KB)
  2. Easy Composting Guide (PDF 459KB)
  3. Easy Worm Farming Guide (PDF 789KB)
  4. The Marvel of Mulch (PDF 450KB)
     
Website:

http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/warr/SPD_EDU_EasyGuides.htm

 

 


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