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Actinomycete 11 Aerated Static Pile 11 Aeration 11 Aerobic 11 AGO 11 Agricultural Organics 11 Air-filled Porosity 11 Air Pressure Loss 11 Ambient Air Temperature 11 Amendment 11 Ammonia (NH3) 11 Ammonium (NH4+) 11 Anaerobic 11 Anaerobic Digestion 11 Animal (residuals) 12 Anion 12 Anthropogenic 12 ANZECC 12 Application rate 12 AS 3743 (Australian Standard AS 3743—1996) 12 AS 4419 (Australian Standard AS 4419—1998) 12 AS/NZS 4422 (Australian Standard/New Zealand Standard AS 4422—1996) 12 AS 4454 (Australian Standard AS 4454—1999) 13 Aspergillus fumigatus 13 Audit 13 Australian Greenhouse Office (AGO) 13 Australian Standard 13 Australian Waste Database (AWD) 13 Availability, Nutrient 13 Avoidance 13 CH4 Cleanfill Clinical and Related Waste CO2 Co-composting Collection Commercial & Industrial Waste Composite Wood Compost Compost Pile Compost Recipe Compost Stability Compost tea Compostable Organics Compostable Wood Composted Fine Mulch Composted Mulch Composted Soil Conditioner Composting Composting Amendment Composting (System) Construction & Demolition Waste Contamination (generic) Contamination (composting) Cost benefit analysis Critical control point Curing Cytotoxin Cytotoxic Waste 16 16 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 19 Feedstock 23 Fermentation 23 Fertiliser Value 23 Food Organics (Compostable Organics) 23 Food Soiled Paper Products (Food Organics) 23 Food waste (see Food organics) 23 Forced Aeration 23 Fruit and Vegetable (Food Organics) 23 Fungus 24

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G

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Garden Organics 25 Garden Waste (see Garden Organics) 25 Generation Rate 25 Global Warming Potential (GWP) 25 Greenhouse Gases (GHG) 25 Green Manures 25 General Purpose Soil 25 Grease trap waste 25 Green Organics 25 Green Waste (see garden organics) 25 Grinding 25 GWP 25

H
Harvest Hazardous Waste Heat-Trapping Potential Heavy Metals Herbicides Humic Acids Humus Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) Hydrophobic Soils Hyphae

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D
Dairy Material (Food Organics) Damping Off Disease Decomposers Decomposition Degradability Denitrification Demand forecast Density Development consent Digestion Disposal Domestic Waste Drop-Off Recycling Dry Matter

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Appendices

I
Immobilisation, Nitrogen Industrial Waste Incompatible Wastes Induced aeration Infiltration Inoculum Integrated Waste Management Intensive Agriculture In-vessel (Composting) In-vessel (General)

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B
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Bacteria 14 Batch 14 Batch Mixer 14 Best Practice 14 Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD) 14 Biodegradable 14 Biofertiliser 14 Biofuels 14 Biogas 14 Biogenic 14 Biomass 14 Bioremediation 15 Biosolids 15 Bread, Pastry and Flour (Food Organics) 15 Bulk Density 15 Bulking Agent 15

E

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C

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C (Carbon) 16 C&D Waste 16 C&I Waste 16 Carbohydrate 16 Carbon Dioxide (CO2) 16 Carbon to Nitrogen Ratio (C:N ratio) 16 Carbon Sequestration 16 Carrying Capacity 16 Catalyst 16 Cation 16 Cation Exchange Capacity (CEC) 16 Cellulose 16 Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD) 16 Chemical Persistence 16 Chemical Waste (Clinical and Related Waste) 16

EC 21 Ecologically Sustainable Development 21 EcoRecycle Victoria 21 Ecotoxic 21 Effluent 21 Electrical Conductivity (EC) 21 Environment 21 Environment Australia 21 Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) 21 Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) 21 Environmental Management Plan (EIS) 22 Environmentally Significant Transformations 22 Enzymes 22 Evaporative Cooling 22 Exchange Capacity 22 Extended Pile 22 Extended Producer Responsibility 22 Extensive Agriculture 22

J K
K (potassium) Kerbside Collection Kerbside Recycling

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L
Land Application Land Rehabilitation Landfill site Landscaping Industry Large-scale on-site system Leachate Life Cycle Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) Lignin Lime Stabilisation Lime Stabilised Products Litter Loose Fill Material Low Density Soil

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F

23

M
Manure Market Marketing plan Market research

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Facility 23 Fasteners (wood and timber) 23 Fat and Oil Materials (Food Organics) 23

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Material (broad definition) 32 Material Description 32 Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) 32 Material Description Subcategory 32 Maturation 32 Maturity (of compost) 32 Meat and Poultry Materials (Food Organics) 32 Mechanical Biological Treatment (MBT) 32 Metabolism 32 Methane 32 Mesophilic 32 Mid-scale On-site System 32 Mobile Garbage Bin (MGB) 33 Mineralisation 33 Moisture Content 33 MSW 33 Mulch 33 Multiple Unit Dwelling (MUD) 33 Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) 33 Mycelium 33

Putrescible Garden Organics Pythium

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Vermiculture Vectors

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Q
Quality Quality Assurance Quality Management System Quality Policy

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W
Waste Audit Waste Categorisation System Waste Characterisation Waste Classification System Waste Minimisation Waste Reduction Waste Stream Waste-to-energy Water-holding Capacity (Soil) Waterlogged Water-repellent Soils Windrow with or Without Aeration Wood and Timber (Compostable Organics) Wood waste (see wood and timber) Woody Garden Organics (Garden Organics) Work Instructions

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N Natural Soil Nitrate-nitrogen Nitrification Nitrogen Drawdown Index Nitrous Oxide N2O Non-renewable resources Non-woody Garden Organics Noxious weed Nutrient Availability Nutrient Pollution

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Odour Off-cuts On-farm Composting On-site On-site, Large-Scale System On-site, Mid-Scale System On-site Soil Organic Matter Organic Soil

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P (phosphorus) Pad, Composting Passive Aeration Passively Aerated Windrow Pasteurisation Pasteurised Fine Mulch Pasteurised Mulch Pasteurised Product Pasteurised Soil Conditioner Pathogens PCBs Peat Perlite pH Phytophthora Phytotoxic Plastic Potting Mix Precautionary Principle Procedure Process Control Processing Processing Capacity Processing Time Product (see Recycled Organics) Product Application Guidelines Product Specification Product Standard Putrescible Waste

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Raw Material (see compostable organic material) 40 Raw Mulch 40 Raw Product 40 Recalcitrant (Food Organics) 40 Recyclable 40 Recycled Content 40 Recycled Organics 40 Recycled Organics Industry 40 Recycled Organics Products 40 Recycle/Recycling 40 Refuse Derived Fuel 40 Rehabilitation 41 Renewable Resource 41 Reprocessing 41 Residual Solid Waste 41 Resource Recovery 41 Reuse 41 Risk Management 41 Saline Soil 41 Salinity 41 Sample 41 Saturation Extract 41 Sawdust 41 Seafood (Food Organics) 41 Screening 42 Secondary resources 42 Sharps 42 Shredding 42 Site plan 42 Sludges 42 Soil Blend 42 Soil Conditioner 42 Soil Structure 42 Soil Texture 42 SOP 42 Source Separation 42 Specification 42 Spontaneous Combustion 42 Stability (of Compost) 42 Sterilisation 42 Sterilised Product 43 Stock food 43 Stock Mortalities 43 Structure, of a Composting Mix or Raw Material 43 Stump and Rootball Materials (Garden Organics) 43

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Texture, of a Composting Mix or Raw Material 44 Thermophilic 44 Top Dressing 44 Topsoil 44 Transfer Station 44 Treated Timber (Wood and Timber) 44 Trees and Limbs (Garden Organics) 44 Trial 44 Turned Pile 44 Turning 44

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Untreated Timber (Wood and Timber) 45 Urban Amenity 45

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Vermicast Vermiculite

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