In remote Northern Territory, some piles of legacy waste have sat in sites for up to 100 years without pathways for removal.

Researchers from Charles Darwin University have identified a range of possible solutions and developed frameworks for estimating waste removal costs.

The outback-based study examined landfill sites for five communities in the West Arnhem Region including Jabiru, Gunbalanya, Maningrida, Minjilang (Croker Island) and Warruwi (South Goulburn Island).

Image: CDU researchers Dr. Deepika Mathur and Ellie Norris have explored solutions to waste management in remote NT. Image courtesy of Clarisa Collis, Charles Darwin University.

Produced By: Vavineh Jordan

Featured In Story: Dr Deepika Mathur – Senior Research Fellow at the Charles Darwin University Northern Institute

First aired on The Wire, Friday 24 February 2023