Working with local, state and federal government

Rawtec work with Local, State and Federal Government on a range of projects from design of waste transfer stations to auditing of kerbside waste to development of strategic public policy. read more

Helping Private Enterprise

Rawtec works with organisations from a range of industries, including manufacturing, mining, utilities, wine, retail and hospitality, travel and education. read more

Experts in Waste Management, recycling and sustainability

We are qualified engineers who have experience in the design and operation of waste and recycling facilities, including MRF's (Materials Recycling Facility), landfills and more. read more


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  • Strategic Policy Development
  • Industry Engagement
  • Measure State Recycling Activity
  • Residential Waste Guidelines
  • Waste Audits
  • anything

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Private Enterprise

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  • Understand your waste
  • Save money
  • Reduce your ecological footprint
  • Improve energy & water efficiency
  • Environmental Improvement Plans

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Waste & Recycling Ind.

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  • Market Assessment
  • Business Cases
  • Technical Advice
  • Environmental Improvement Plans
  • Approvals

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About us

"We are in tune with waste management & sustainability issues and well connected in the industry."

Waste has value. We work with organisations across Australia to help them realise this value.

The services we offer range from assisting companies with reducing their waste disposal costs to working with the government on strategic public policy development to establishing business cases for new recycling facilities.

With years of experience and highly developed technical and business skills we give informed advice on a variety of waste management and sustainability issues.

To learn about our background, meet our Principal Consultants, Mark Rawson and Chris Colby.

Principal Consultants

Mark Rawson

B.E.(Chem Eng) (Hons), CPEng, MIEAust, MBA Managing Director & Principal Consultant, Rawtec

Mark has demonstrated industry leadership and management skills across the waste and recycling industry and chemical process industries. He is currently the Vice President of the Waste Management Association of Australia (SA Branch) and has well established relationships with key industry and government stakeholders across the sector.

Fifteen years of engineering experience in the waste and recycling industry, coupled with well developed commercial and financial skills in high-level management positions, provides clients with thorough advice on which to base their future strategies.

This prior experience includes several years as the Regional Manager of Cleanaway Commercial and Industrial business for SA & NT. This role involved responsibility for the operation of a MRF (Materials Recycling Facility), landfills, municipal collections, transfer stations, as well as large Commercial and Industrial collection fleets.

Dr Chris Colby

B. E (Chem) (Hons), PhD Director and Principal Consultant, Rawtec

Chris has knowledge and experience across all sustainability areas including water, energy and waste. He has managed and delivered major policy, infrastructure and process improvement projects across a diverse range of industries including waste and recycling, manufacturing, wine, mining, water and waste water.

Chris has high level analytical skills in simplifying and solving complex problems ranging from strategy development, management and operation of infrastructure and research and development. He also has extensive practical experience in the field and on sites ranging from audits, testing and data collection including building collaborative relationships with management and operational staff.

Recent projects examples include advice to the SA EPA on implementation of the Waste to Resources Environmental Protection Policy, technical advisor to banks and financiers on acquisition of infrastructure assets, and state-wide surveys and policy and project development for waste and recycling initiatives for Zero Waste SA

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11 Paringa Ave

Somerton Park

South Australia 5044

Postal Address:

PO Box 1159

Glenelg South

South Australia 5045