AGL’s operations produce a variety of different waste streams which are either reused, recycled or disposed to landfill.
At AGL’s industrial sites, opportunities to reuse wastes are sought, and materials such as scrap metal and waste oil are recycled. Hazardous wastes are transported to licensed waste management facilities using regulated waste tracking systems.
During 2014, waste audits were completed across key assets including AGL Loy Yang, AGL Torrens, and AGL Hydro to identify opportunities to improve waste management and to salvage materials that were no longer in use. For example, around 270 tonnes of scrap steel was recycled from AGL Torrens, generating over $27,000.
Following the audits, a strategic review of waste management service contracts was undertaken. As a result of the review, a new set of terms and conditions will apply for AGL waste management contractors that will assist AGL in resource recovery and risk reduction.
See AGL’s Sustainability Report for further information.
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