Bettergrow invest $10M in CDEnviro technology

Organic residuals recycling company Bettergrow, has invested $10 million in CDEnviro hydro excavation technology.

The investment marks an expansion of Bettergrow’s non-destructive digging waste facility in Wetherill Park NSW.

Bettergrow Operations Director Neale Hogarth said the company was excited to increase its capacity to divert and re-use non-destructive digging muds.

“We have worked with CDEnviro for years now, and have partnered with them on this project to ensure the highest level of technology for our customers,” Mr Hogarth said.

“The facility is going to be huge, but that’s because we know the potential for waste to become a resource is huge.”

According to Mr Hogarth, the facility will showcase some of the most innovative technology in the industry, including the CDEnviro HYDRO:TIP.

The HYDRO:TIP is a patent-pending tipping station for vacuum tanker muds and other solid liquid wastes.

“The large-scale investment is our third investment in CDEnviro equipment since 2016,” Mr Hogarth said.

“Bettergrow customers that use this facility will benefit from significant cost savings on both transport and landfill.”

Bettergrow owner Neil Schembri said the facility demonstrates the company’s commitment to the circular economy.

“The large-scale recycling facility at Wetherill Park will enable Bettergrow to not only process larger volumes of drilling muds than ever before, but also process a range of other complex and highly contaminated wastes,” Mr Schembri said.

“The next stage of development for the NSW site will be receiving food waste and other organics. We will again be working with CDEnviro to determine the most appropriate technology for these resources.”

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Scott Morrison visits Downer CDEnviro recycling facility

Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Industry, Science and Technology Minister Karen Andrews have visited Downer and CDEnviro’s processing facility and asphalt plant.

During the visit, the Federal Government announced it would commit $20 million to grow Australia’s domestic recycling industry.

Downer Reconomy General Manager Jim Appleby said while visiting the facility, Mr Morrison highlighted the government’s support for recycling infrastructure, research and development and positive purchasing.

“It’s amazing to hear the government talking about turbocharging the recycling sector,” Mr Appleby said.

“We are really proud of this facility and how it’s transforming the way Australia sees waste, so it was great to demonstrate this to our Prime Minister and our Industry, Science and Technology Minister.”

Mr Appleby said Mr Morrison highlighted Downer’s sustainable Reconophalt asphalt product as innovative recycling.

“The Reconomy facility in Rosehill Sydney features state-of-the-art street sweeping recycling technology from waste management solutions company CDEnviro,” Mr Appleby said.

“There’s recycling and then there’s revolutionary recycling, and we want to demonstrate that revolutionary recycling is what the world needs.”

The facility annually diverts more than 21,000 tonnes of waste from Sydney road construction projects.

“This material is then used in road construction and applied as asphalt to the road networks from where the material originated,” Mr Appleby said.

“Reconomy and CDEnviro share a purpose in championing sustainability and zero waste.”

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Disposing of NDD waste: CDEnviro

Disposing of non-destructive digging (NDD) or hydro excavation waste can incur high disposal costs due to its solid/liquid state and weight.

As regulators tighten transport restrictions off the back of an increasing need for urban recycling solutions, the payload per truck may be reduced.

CDEnviro aim to provide efficient dewatering solutions for NDD waste to reduce landfill disposal costs. Its solutions recover up to 85 per cent of water and sand which would have otherwise been sent to landfill. The recovered sand can be reused or provide an additional source of revenue. The end result leads to greater sustainability, reduced disposal costs, a secure method of processing and less business time and money spent on transportation.

One product designed to deal with this difficult waste is the G:MAX. G:MAX uses vibrating platform screen technology in a dual stage washing and recycling system for any solid/liquid mixture that requires classification or dewatering. It removes the particles that cause wear, efficiently removing grit, thus maximising product yield and minimising waste volumes. The recovered grit can be used to offset virgin resource extraction.

The G:MAX aims to boost efficiency through PU splash guards, rubber spring mounts and the ability to continuously process the incoming waste. Guards maximise material and water retention, resulting in a safer and more efficient site. The technology can also be used with other primary, secondary and tertiary water treatment solutions to reduce any necessary contaminants.

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Downer partner with CDEnviro for Sydney detritus processing facility

A new Detritus Processing Facility in Rosehill, NSW, will divert more than 21,000 tonnes of waste annually from landfill, to be separated, cleaned and sorted into valuable products and materials for reuse.

The facility, opened by construction company Downer and partnered with CDEnviro, can recycle several different types of materials from everyday waste streams.

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Materials such as organic matter, sand, gravel, metals and plastics are able to be separated and then sold for reuse.

Downer’s Executive General Manager Road Services Dante Cremasco said the Detritus Processing Facility creates economic, social and environmental value for material that would end up in landfill, or end up as a pollutant in our natural environments.

“The Rosehill Detritus Processing Facility is capable of cost effectively processing, separating and cleaning upwards of 25,000 tonnes annually from everyday waste streams such as street sweepings or stormwater. Approximately 85 per cent of it is then converted into meaningful streams of use such as organic matter, sand, gravel, metals and plastic,” he said.

“The facility is about pulling product, not pushing waste, as these products can be utilised in compost, asphalt for roads that Downer builds and building materials,” Mr Cremasco said.

The facility is able to support the optimisation of street sweeping operations in metroplitian Sydney, which aims to enable some street sweepers to complete more than one load per shift.

“The proximity of the facility to street sweeping operations in metropolitan Sydney will see further benefits through improved efficiency with shorter distances travelled by street sweepers. This will in turn allow for improved productivity, reduced fuel consumption and longer equipment life.”

NSW Environment and Protection Authority (EPA) Director Resource Recovery Kathy Giunta said the EPA is committed to supporting research and the introduction of new technologies to boost recycling in the state.

“This project is one of several the government has supported through the Recycling Innovation Fund, a part of Waste Less Recycle More initiative and is a good example of innovation in recycling,” she said.

CDEnviro expands team in Australia

Waste and recycling systems provider CDEnviro is expanding its team in Australia with the relocation of Ryan O’Loan, Business Development Executive.

Ryan was based in the UK but will move to Melbourne to strengthen the organisation’s existing business development team in Australia.

Ryan will develop market opportunities and provide support for new CDEnviro customers across Australia.

He has worked for CDEnviro for three years and prior to that was Project Engineer for a major food processing company in the UK. CDEnviro noted his experience in the landfill diversion and environmental remediation sectors of the company will be a particular asset to the Australian market.

“Ryan’s relocation to Australia forms part of our business expansion strategy for this region. It’s a market that is growing at a fast pace, and Ryan’s expertise will be of great benefit to the region,” said Darren Eastwood, CDEnviro Business Development Director.

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