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The Central Australian remote landill operating manual : for use in communities of the Barkly, MacDonnell and Central Desert Regional Councils

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Title

The Central Australian remote landill operating manual : for use in communities of the Barkly, MacDonnell and Central Desert Regional Councils

Creator

Cafe, Michael

Issued by

Central Australian Waste Management Working Group

Collection

E-Publications; E-Books; PublicationNT

Date

2013

Description

Landfills in the Central Australian region have historically been subject to neglect and legacy issues that affect the efficiency, safety and health of landfill sites. This recognition led to the establishment of the Central Australian Waste Management Program being in 2012. This document is a practical guide intended to assist Council Managers, Works Supervisors and field staff to implement effective change at their landfill sites. The framework outlined in the Manual applies to remote landfills and will assist in long term improvements and functionality that will keep landfills operating well. The Manual helps put in place training for staff and ongoing management principles that will assist Councils in the task of maintaining healthy and well-functioning landfill sites.

Abstract

This resource consolidates existing waste management resources that have been created by Central Desert, Barkly and MacDonnell Regional Councils. The Manual recognises the LGANT Waste Management Guidelines for Small Communities in the Northern Territory as a key document. This Manual has been produced as part of the Central Australian Waste Management Project 2012/13 funded by NT Department of Health, coordinated by Local Government Association NT and delivered by Central Desert, Barkly and MacDonnell Regional Councils.

Notes

Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).

Table of contents

Diagram reference table -- Introduction -- Construction and specifications -- Operation and disposal/recycling -- Staff training - Auditing and reporting -- Regulations and resources -- Work method statements 1-24 -- Forms

Language

English

Subject

Refuse and refuse disposal -- Environmental aspects -- Northern Territory -- Central Australia Region; Refuse disposal facilities -- Northern Territory -- Central Australia Region; Waste disposal

Publisher name

Local Government Association of the Northern Territory

Place of publication

Darwin

Format

121 pages : colour illustrations, colour map ; 30 cm.

File type

application/pdf

Use

Copyright

Copyright owner

Local Government Association of the Northern Territory

License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2019C00042

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/266918

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/446445

Page content

Central Australian Remote Landfill Operating Manual 86 | P a g e 2. Work Method Statement: Litter Control Item Comment / Action 1. Performance Indicators Community township is visibly clear of litter, bins are not overflowing and fence lines are clear No litter to escape landfill boundaries Litter to be collected and disposed of as often as necessary to maintain tidy appearance 2. General Strategies and Procedures Minimise area of the 'active face' at the landfill trench Cover waste and compact when possible Regular visual checks and litter pick ups Good housekeeping and tidiness Erect fencing in community and around landfill 3. Litter Control Procedures Sometimes a litter clean-up will be required. This can be scheduled into weekly work tasks At end of each day, collect all litter bags and empty at landfill working face Check external properties including roadways adjacent to landfill site at least once weekly to ensure these are free of litter 4. Recording and Reporting Weekly Log Sheet (diary) record results of visual inspections Waste Management Monthly Report 5. What to do when it's not working Investigate cause of uncontrolled litter (e.g. uncovered loads, overflowing bins, littering behaviour around store) Check adequacy of strategies above Clean up excessive litter and modify procedures to avoid recurrence 6. Management Review Document Waste Management Monthly Report


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