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SULO committed to closed loop plastic recycling of bins
June 2019
More than 184,000 and growing; that’s the number of old wheelie bins that have been collected for recycling as part of Northern Beaches Council’s 2019 bin replacement program.
Snowy River Shire Council shares successes of using SULO’s C-trace system
November 2013
One year on, Snowy River Shire Council shares the successes of implementing SULO’s C-trace data and asset management system which incorporates an RFID tracking system to monitor locations and service times for every registered bin within the council area, providing a number of benefits. (Inside Waste – December 2013).Click here for more C-trace information
Innovation Minister Senator Kim Carr visits SULO
August 2013
Senator Kim Carr, Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research and Deb O’Neil MP, Member for Robertson visited SULO Australia’s manufacturing facility in Somersby to present a grant SULO has received as part of the Clean Technology program to upgrade production facilities to provide energy savings and a reduction in carbon emissions.
SULO rolls out new two-bin system in Queensland’s Lockyer Valley region
July 2013
SULO Australia secured the contract to supply and deliver approximately 28,000 240 Litre general waste and recycling bins within the Lockyer Valley Regional Council area, west of Brisbane.
SULO rolls out new waste, recycling and green waste bins for Toowoomba Regional Council
June 2013
SULO conducted the supply and delivery of new waste, recycling and green waste bins as well as removing the dividers from some of the existing bins for Toowoomba Regional Council, in Queensland’s south-east.
SULO recognised for energy efficiency
June 2013
With recent funding being used to improve water use across the plant, SULO has made a long-term commitment to running an efficient operation and has recently undertaken a NSW Government Energy Saver audit.
Study into C&I Waste & Recycling in Australia
June 2013
The Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities has recently released a study into commercial and industrial (C&I) waste and recycling in Australia by industry division.
E-waste recycling available across the country
May 2013
The National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme is now available in every state, allowing Australians across the country the ability to recycle their unwanted e-waste for free.
SULO releases range of 2 Wheeled Steel Bins
February 2013
With a new range of specially designed 2-wheel metal bins, SULO can provide you with a tough, durable, vandal resistant wheelie bin..
 A local first for bin surrounds
June 2012
Gosford City Council was one of the first Australian Councils to purchase and install SULO’s new Capella bin enclosures.
SULO 360L a finalist in the 2012 Endeavour Awards
May 2012
The SULO 360 Litre Kompakt mobile garbage bin (MGB) was recently entered into the Manufacturers Monthly Endeavour Awards under the ‘Environmental Solutions of the year’ category and was selected as one of five finalists.
Free SULO 360L Bin Trial a BIG Success
May 2012
SULO Australia offered a free trial offer for its larger 360L Mobile Garbage Bin (MGB) to councils who want to proactively increase their domestic recycling capacity.
SULO services largest bin fleet in Australia
March 2012
SULO Australia has re-tendered and won the Fleet Maintenance Service (FMS) contract with Brisbane City Council and will build on its successful performance over the past 5 years in servicing their bin fleet of over 900,000 units – the largest single bin fleet in Australia.
Larger 360L Kompakt MGB successful in largest LGA in Australia
March 2012
Brisbane City Council, with over 400,000 households, is the largest local government area (LGA) in Australia and was the first council to introduce the larger SULO 360L mobile garbage bin (MGB).
Local Member joins SULO in clean-up
February 2012
The member for Gosford Chris Holstein MP joined the SULO staff at their Somersby facility as part of the “Clean Up Australia Day” event for local businesses.
Spotted Green Frog kindy begin a waste education program
February 2012
To coincide with the ‘Clean Up Australia Day’ campaign (Sunday, 4 March 2012), the Spotted Frog Kindergarten is conducted a special waste education program for the children in the ‘Older Room’.
Bottle Cycler introduce the 60L MGB
January 2012
If you think empty bottles are noisy, bulky and hard to handle behind your bar or service area then think again. BottleCycler has an ingenious solution which quietly reduces glass bulk by 80% and deposits the crushed glass into a sturdy SULO 60L compact wheelie bin for collection and recycling.
New bin and service innovations from SULO
March 2012
SULO has launched a number of new bins and smarter service solutions as part of its ongoing commitment to product development and customer service. The new bins include a larger 360L mobile garbage bin (MGB), a 60L Retro bin and a really tough 4 wheel Steelybin.
Kerbside Recycling - Where to from here?
January 2012
Mike Ritchie's latest article on recovering kerbside recyclables. Instead of losing 33% of our recyclables to landfill via the garbage bin, there are real and cost effective options for councils including the offer of larger recycling bins to those households who need them.
SULO Launches 60 Litre MGB
November 2011
The newly designed and recently released 60 Litre RETRO MGB launched at the 2011 Australasian Waste & Recycling Expo - the bin combines the best features of the old fashioned trolley with todays state of the art technology.
Jumbo bins will change the industry
August 2011
Brisbane City Council’s Lord Mayor, Campbell Newman, last week inspected the first, new “jumbo” bins for domestic recycling and officially invited Brisbane residents to upgrade their existing bins.
Western Australia trials 360 Litre
February 2011
The City of Melville is conducting Western Australia’s very first trial using 360 Litre Recycling Bins.
Procurement Australia adds 360 Litre
February 2011
The supply contract between SULO Australia and Procurement Australia has recently been expanded to include the new 360 Litre wheelie bins.
Steelybins hit Australian Shores
November 2010
SULO Australia announced it has the exclusive distribution rights for the Straight Steelybin® range in Australia and New Zealand.t at the inaugural Australian Waste and Recycling Expo, held at Sydney Olympic Park.
SULO presents innovation Award
July 2010
Barwon Regional Waste Management Group (BRWMG) was congratulated by the organisers of the Enviro Convention for winning the inaugural SULO Innovation in Sustainability Award announced at the Enviro 2010 Gala Dinner in Melbourne on 22 July.
Partnership with Cardia Bioplastics
July 2010
Cardia Bioplastics and SULO collaborate in household food waste recycling solutions. Cardia Bioplastics will provide Australia’s leading supplier of waste containment products SULO MGB (Australia) Pty Ltd with certified compostable bags enabling SULO to offer fully integrated organic waste diversion services to local governments.
Minister visits SULO Australia
April 2010
The Minister for Climate Change and the Environment, The Hon. Frank Sartor MP, visited SULO Australia’s wheelie bin manufacturing facility on the New South Wales Central Coast to investigate the company’s new adiabatic cooling towers.
Whats in your bin?
February 2010
A standard MGB is made up of several different plastic materials including new plastic and recycled plastic. Each bin comprises of virgin raw material, making up the majority of the plastic used to ensure a strong and durable wheelie bin.
Alternative Collection Technologies
December 2009
Organic waste forms around thirty percent of the overall domestic waste stream in Australia. This stream is commonly referred to as household organics and is comprised of two main fractions: garden organics and food organics.
MGB Quality Assurance
July 2009
Few things are subjected to as many climatic extremes and as much routine stress as the wheelie bin. While some people carefully wash their bins – known in the trade as mobile garbage bins (MGBs) – most of us treat them with casual disrespect.