APWC offers practical ‘hands-on’ experience and expertise in all facets of waste management and resource recovery. The team of professionals with complementary skills ensure that the objectives of any project can be met in a timely, cost effective and professional manner.
Our skilled team provides a diverse range of services:
We provide end to end analysis of waste flows through demographic and socio-economic data, financial mechanisms, institutions, policy and regulation, and available collection and disposal system data.
The data analysis enables a waste management gap analysis to be provided for future policy and investment decisions.
The reviews inform best practice recommendations and case studies to support change in collection and disposal systems.
We provide waste characterisation audits across, domestic, commercial, public place, litter, landfill, transfer station and Material Recovery Facilities.
The audit data also provides robust statistical analysis for the determining the feasibility and financial modelling of recycling and recovery systems.
We employ a Statistician, a data scientist and a data analyst to provide data quality assurance and detailed, verifiable data sets to our clients. APWC can collect and collate data to your requirements and to meet third party standards.
The APWC team members have been involved in the development of waste management policy and various legislative and financial instruments in Australia and the Pacific.
The policy areas that we have extensive experience in are:
- Extended producer responsibility
- Industry led schemes
- Deposit legislation
- Plastic bag ban
- Single use plastic ban
- Monitoring frameworks for waste streams.
We have extensive experience in the development, assessment, and oversight of domestic, commercial, public-place and facility waste collection and processing contracts.
We act as an independent assessor on tender evaluation panels for collection contracts and AWT technologies.
We have developed tender documents, managed tender processes and for both government and private-sector clients.
Our team develops waste systems training in collaboration with governments and waste management staff to fill gaps in capacity.
Training occurs in-country or overseas and can encompass the following:
- waste data collection,
- litter and landfill data collection,
- data management,
- waste systems implementation and management,
- financial instruments,
- introduction of recycling systems like composting and deposit legislation.
A cornerstone of our approach and what differentiates us in the waste management industry, is the extensive community consultation and stakeholder engagement to fully understand, appreciate and negotiate desired outcomes.
We facilitate workshops, forums, focus groups and public meetings on a wide range of issues.
APWC can develop and co-design education materials and training packages to suit the needs of individual council, communities and our corporate clients.
We work closely with our clients to ensure the right messages and information are conveyed and tailor our programs to suit community, schools, industry, staff, elected members or management.
APWC staff have an understanding and appreciation of the various waste treatment technologies and their capabilities for the various markets.
Staff have been involved in the development of feasibility assessments, the preparation of tender documents and the assessment of AWT and thermal technologies.
APWC staff have undertaken a range of operational reviews including assisting public and private sector and their contractors by providing an independent review of current waste and recycling services and infrastructure. This includes collection vehicles, bins numbers, size and service frequency, processing and sorting equipment, training needs and educational resources.
Our team has delivered world best practice waste management strategies and resource-recovery solutions throughout Australia.
Our portfolio includes some of Australia’s most iconic destinations including Lord Howe Island (NSW), Rottnest Island (WA), Kangaroo Island (SA), Thursday Island, Hamilton Island (Qld), Groyte Eylandt (NT), King Island (Tas.) and Norfolk Island. Indigenous communities include the APY Lands (SA) and Warraber Island (QLD).
APWC has inherited the same team of experts who were involved in developing and delivering these plans and strategies.
Our staff have long-term experience in assessing product stewardship and supply chain situations across a range of industries and products.
We provide technical assistance for decision-making and to support strategic planning for environmental and business improvements related to design, sourcing, operations, products and their ‘end of life’ management.
We have assisted businesses with design and implementation of management systems to support a broad range of applications, including labeling, environmental assessment of packaging and environmental management of facilities.
We are piloting a global assessment framework to quantify the leakage of packaging into the environment in Indonesia, India and Philippines.