After more than a decade on the drawing board, a farmer and an engineer say they have created a generator that runs off green waste, recycles its emissions, and costs virtually nothing.
A proposed energy-from-waste plant which could divert 650,000 tonnes of rubbish from landfill each year appears set to go ahead.
Locals fear Lithgow could turn into a ghost town if the Wallerawang Power Station — which has sat idle since it closed in 2014 — is not redeveloped soon. But questions are being raised about who will be left with the bill do demolish the site.
Some charities are resembling a dump site after being inundated with unwanted goods in the post-Christmas clean out, with Lifeline estimating half its stores around the country have stopped accepting donations.
A year after the scale of Australia's recycling crisis became apparent, governments are still scrambling for an answer and the waste industry says time is running out.
Reusable containers are growing in popularity as people continue to look for new ways to reduce the amount of plastic waste they create, and some businesses are starting to get on board.
Festival organisers struggle to deal with the tonnes of waste generated by fans, with single-use plastic one of the biggest issues.
NSW councils like Coffs Harbour, which is set to run out of space for landfill in "between one and three years", complain that the State Government is collecting landfill waste levies from them without reinvesting it in recycling facilities.
A road in Tasmania's south has been made out of hundreds of thousand plastic bags and glass bottles, in a trial which is being closely watched by local governments around the state.
I asked an engineer working in the Swiss waste industry where their landfills were located. He replied there weren't any. It's time we got rid of them too, writes Paul Klymenko.