Waste Management

Earth Systems has specialist expertise in the management of municipal, industrial and hazardous waste, and we have experience working with industry and government on waste management projects in Australia, China, India, Pakistan and Vietnam.

Services Provided

Key services provided by Earth Systems to the waste management sector include:

  • Waste characterisation and forecasting.
  • Waste minimisation studies.
  • Cleaner production strategies.
  • Resource/energy recovery technology evaluation.
  • Waste management strategies/master plans.
  • Waste haulage analysis and transfer station development evaluation.
  • Siting, environmental evaluation, environmental management plans and design of waste management facilities.
  • Statutory approvals and environmental compliance monitoring and audits.
  • Leachate and landfill gas monitoring, treatment and management.
  • Landfill hydrologic modelling.
  • Hydrogeology – site assessments, monitoring and analysis.
  • Landfill rehabilitation and post-closure management plans.
  • Emerging waste technology evaluation.
  • Biomedical waste management.
  • Waste stream analysis and auditing.


Recent projects completed by Earth Systems include:

  • Development of a waste management strategy for Gannawarra Shire Council in north western Victoria;
  • Preparation of an Environmental Management Plan for a proposed private secure landfill near Melbourne, Victoria;
  • Siting and design of a facility for the treatment, storage and disposal of hazardous wastes produced in Hyderabad, a major industrial centre in southern India. This is an important component of a project being undertaken by Kinhill Engineers Pty Ltd and the Overseas Projects Corporation of Victoria Ltd for AusAID and the World Bank;
  • Specialist advice to Kinhill Pty Ltd and Gutteridge Haskins & Davey Pty Ltd in the development of a solid waste master plan as part of the AusAID Da Nang Water Supply and Sanitation Project in Vietnam; and
  • Development of a solid waste management strategy for the City of Zhongshan, Guangdong Province in the People‚Äôs Republic of China. The study included a review of present solid waste management practices, identification of any hazards or risks associated with these practices and the identification of cost-effective strategies for improving solid waste management within Zhongshan.

Case Studies

Clients: Geelong Cement and Scori Environmental Services
Project: Cement Kiln Dust Market Evaluation
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Client: Northern Recycling & Waste Management Pty Ltd
Project: Environment Management Plan, Daameeli Landfill
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Client: AusAID
Project: Da Nang Water Supply and Sanitation Project
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Client: Gannawarra Shire Council
Project: Waste Management Strategy
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Client: Gippsland Water
Project: Future Options for the Dutson Downs Treatment Facility
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Client: AusAID
Project: Hyderabad Waste Management Project
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Client: Launceston City Council
Project: Heritage Forest Landfill Gas Hazard Assessment
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Client: City of Zhongshan
Project: Solid Waste Management Strategy
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Recent News

Report for The International Network for Acid Prevention

26 May 2020

Earth Systems in collaboration with Okane Consultants, released a report providing new insight into ensuring low polluting mine operations, and more successful mine closure outcomes.

The report reviews conventional mine rock stockpile construction methods, and summarises improved construction technologies that are available to help improve water quality from mine wastes. Continued efforts to implement these technologies will help quantify their environmental and economic benefits.


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