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Alternative waste treatment technologies

The Alternative Waste Treatment (AWT) Technologies Handbook and Assessment Tool aim to help councils make decisions about alternative waste treatment processes.

Local councils can deal with residual waste using a variety of treatment technologies. The Alternative Waste Treatment (AWT) Technologies Handbook and Assessment Tool have been developed to help councils determine which technologies are appropriate for their needs. The handbook and tool set out how to assess proposals for the growing range, type and impacts of available alternative waste recovery and processing technologies.

Technology evaluation and decision-making need to be considered within an overall integrated resource recovery strategy and based on the life-cycle impacts of the materials and processes involved, rather than on cost alone.

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Page last updated: 14 January 2015