This Week in the Market, Edition 103 – 11 October 2016

In today’s This Week in the Market, read about the blitz on recycling contamination, maintenance on forklift highway 7 and Toyota Material Handling’s expanded produce range. 


Market News

Blitz on Recycling Contamination

This week, the Market is running a blitz on contamination of bins at the recycling satellite stations. 

Recycling at the Market is FREE for cardboard, plastic and polystyrene and can be disposed of in small quantities at the recycling satellite stations or in bulk at the recycling transfer centre located next to Gate 2. 

Unfortunately, while many are doing the right thing, contamination of the recycling bins is occurring regularly. This is not only bad for the environment, it’s also impacting on the efficiency of recycling operations. 

Don’t get caught out – do the right thing. 

Market Relations Officers will be monitoring the recycling satellite stations to catch out Market users doing the wrong thing. Penalties, including demerit points against the employer, will apply. 

Did you know store and warehouse tenants can dispose of bulk recycling for free?

It’s as easy as 1,2,3…

  1. Pick up a free tote bin from the recycling transfer centre, there is no hire charge.
  2. Take it back to your premises and fill it with clean separated waste. This can be polystyrene, plastic, cardboard or paper.
  3. Return it to the recycling transfer centre at no cost.

 For a full list of recycling details visit the MMA website.

A free tote bin can also be utilised for organic waste and taken to the recycling transfer centre where you will pay as little as $0.075 cents per kilo (alternatively this can be collected from your premise for a small fee)

Don’t forget FoodBank Victoria also collect produce still fit for human consumption from behind Stall 148 of the main building every day.

Closure of trading floor forklift highway 7

Image result for road works signFrom 10am Friday, 14 October until 3pm Sunday, 16 Octoberforklift highway 7 will be closed for maintenance.

This is the forklift highway that runs from North to South directly behind Cue B R Packaging, the Melbourne Market Customer Service Centre, Melbourne Market Grocer and the Market Express Convenience store.

Detour signs will be in place during the maintenance. Market users are advised to use the T1 forklift cross over highway as the closest alternative route.

For further information regarding these site works, contact the Melbourne Market Help Desk on 0437 006 459.

Have you completed the Greengrocer survey?

The Fruit and Vegetable Retailers Advisory Committee has discussed the need for a formal training program specifically tailored for greengrocery.

Following the consultation undertaken during June by Melbourne Polytechnic, solid progress is being made in this area to have a training program available by early 2017.

At this stage of the course development, Melbourne Polytechnic need feedback from greengrocers to ensure the program they’re developing meets your needs.

We would appreciate it if you could take 5 minutes to complete the survey by clicking here.

Melbourne Cup public holiday – reminder

The Market will be closed on Tuesday, 1 November 2016.

The Fruit and Vegetable Market will open at 3:30am on Wednesday, 2 November 2016.

Warehouse access remains unchanged on public holidays. Access for warehouse tenants is 24 hours 7 days a week.


Industry News


Toyota Material Handling Expands Product Range

Toyota Material Handling Australia (TMHA) has broadened its extensive material handling product range by introducing a new range of versatile elevated work platforms made by Italian company Bravi Platforms.

TMHA is distributing all six models of Bravi platforms and expects the three most popular will be the Sprint, with a 90kg material load capacity and maximum platform height of 3,350mm; the Leonardo HD, with 180kg platform capacity and platform height of 2,900mm; and the Lui 460, featuring a 280kg platform capacity and maximum platform height of 4,620mm.

The Bravi Sprint is expected to be the volume seller and is aimed at large retailers, supermarkets and cash and carry outlets who need a fast and agile EWP solution in warehouses and on the shop floor.

Features of the Bravi Sprint include a high capacity, maintenance-free battery that can provide up to 30km travel with a single charge and six monthly service intervals


Key Dates

Fresh Produce Safety Centre – technical workshop

  • 12 October 2016

Forklift and electric vehicle storage renumbering

  • October

Melbourne Cup Public Holiday – Market Closed

  • 1 November 2016

Extended trading following Melbourne Cup Public Holiday

  • 2 November 2016 – Fruit and Vegetable Market will open at 3:30am


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