Join us at the Waste 2017 Conference

Cleanaway are proud to be both sponsoring and presenting at the Waste 2017 Conference in Coffs Harbour. Join us for a coffee in the Opal Room and Preconference room at Booths and get up to speed with the latest developments in the waste industry. Here’s what we’ll be sharing:



David Clancy


David Clancy on the Container Deposit Scheme

Session: Panel Discussion 2: CDS – It’s coming, so let’s make it work!

When: May 4, 2017

Time: 9:40AM – 11:00AM

Where: Opal Cove Resort Ballroom

Cleanaway New South Wales General Manager David Clancy will be joining the panel discussion on the Container Deposit Scheme, ahead of its scheduled commencement in NSW on 1 December 2017. With over 25 years’ experience in the industry, David brings an expert perspective on how Cleanaway is positioned to deliver the scheme, backed by a significant recyclables collection and trading capability.



Michelle Mandl Keating


Michelle Mandl-Keating on increasing kerbside recycling engagement

Session: Education – 9

When: May 3, 2017

Time: 4:30PM – 4:50PM

Where: Opal Cove Resort Shearwater Room

Cleanaway NSW/ACT Education Manager Michelle Mandl-Keating will present early findings on Cleanaway and Blacktown City Council’s efforts to improve kerbside recycling rates, by rewarding positive behaviour instead of punishing bad habits. Michelle is presenting with Sustainable Resources Coordinator at Blacktown City Council, Nicole Greenwood.



Sarah Grixti


Sarah Grixti on the case for kerbside waste education in early childhood

Session: Education – 6

When: May 2, 2017

Time: 3:20PM – 3:40PM

Where: Opal Cove Resort Osprey Room

kNOw Waste Program coordinator Sarah Grixti will share Cleanaway’s experiences and lessons learnt from the kNOw Waste Program for preschools as part of the effort to create cultural change in kerbside waste education. She will focus on how the kNOw Waste Program for preschools introduces sustainability concepts to children from an early age while leaving a positive impact on immediate surrounding neighbourhoods.




Michael Sankey on providing innovative bulk household waste solutions

Session: Waste Challenges – 12

When: May 4, 2017

Time: 4:40PM – 5:00PM

Where: Opal Cove Resort Shearwater Room

Sydney Municipal’s Regional Manager, Michael Sankey together with the City of Parramatta’s Manager Waste and Sustainability Anthony Collins, will present their findings on how audit data led to innovative and diverse bulk household waste collection options for residents, maximising diversion from landfill and creating a new benchmark in hard waste collection services.



Ken Donley

Ken Donley

Session: Chairing – Organics recycling in municipalities

When: May 4, 2017

Time: 1:50PM – 3:10PM

Where: Opal Cove Resort Osprey Room

Cleanaway Commercial Finance Manager for New South Wales, Ken Donley, chairs the post-lunch session on Organics. Previously the municipal regional manager for Cleanaway Sydney, Ken is responsible for overseeing Cleanaway’s commercial interests in diversified collections and facility development, bringing a unique perspective to the afternoon’s presentations on organic waste in Australia.


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