ALOA was formed in late 2008 and is the national body representing landfill owners across Australia. Its primary purpose is to work with its members and government to develop and amend legislation that maximises the benefit the community receives in having well located, professionally operated and highly compliant engineered landfills.
ALOA is entirely focussed on the landfill industry; an industry that is an essential service to the community and its membership spans both private industry and local government.
Modern landfills are an essential element in today’s integrated waste management infrastructure as landfills:
- Offer cost effective and reliable disposal of recycling and processing residues and unsorted wastes;
- Manage greenhouse gas emission by methane collection and combustion;
- Provide a source of renewable energy;
- Have the flexibility to accept variable waste volumes; and
- Are reliable last resorts for the acceptance of large volumes of ‘disaster’ waste.
ALOA is governed by a ‘national’ board and has state ‘chapters’ in each of the mainland states.
The ALOA secretariat is located in Melbourne.