Waste Collection Services Standard

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The Waste Collection Services standard seeks to set an environmental benchmark for waste collection services collecting waste from the point of collation and collection to a lawful processing or disposal facility.

Waste generation in Australia has increased significantly during recent years, and some waste is still poorly managed leading to significant impacts on health, local and global environments and the economy. The environmental consequences of waste production can be significant and major environmental loads, such as the production and release of CH4 into the atmosphere and landfill leachate that can pollute waterways or stem from waste sent to landfill that could have been reused or recycled.

Increasingly, waste generators and waste collection services acknowledge the risk of poor waste management and are shifting toward best practice waste collection. Improved waste collection data will assist waste generators and collection services to better manage waste and improve their environmental performance.

GECA aims to reward waste collection companies for implementing best practice waste collection. Recent sustainable initiatives are aiming at improving waste management, and reducing its environmental impact.

This GECA standard is the first in a suite of waste standards GECA aims to develop in order to promote and reward best practice waste management.

You can also view the Operational Waste Guideline by BBP (Better Buildings Partnership).

The Guideline was developed to assist building owners and property managers to work more effectively and consistently with their waste and cleaning contractors.
The Guideline includes a number of tools to create, procure and implement effective waste management programs.

You can find suggested wording and model on page 13 (A.1 Model Contract Clauses – Contractors) that includes the pathways to use the GECA Waste Collection Services standard and certified contractors into your own waste management program.

BBP has worked with NABERS and GECA to develop two supporting programs; NABERS Waste, and our Waste Collection Services Standard.

BBP encourages leading organisations to embrace these two initiatives as part of their waste improvement program.

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