Cleanaway awarded contract with Chevron Australia

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Cleanaway has been contracted to provide waste management services to energy company Chevron Australia.

It comes after Toxfree announced that it would cease services to Chevron on its Gorgon LNG project on Barrow Island after seven years.

From 1 July, Cleanaway will provide waste management services including the collection, processing, treatment and disposal of all solid waste, recycling and liquid waste across a number of Chevron-operated sites.

The Western Australian sites include Barrow Island, Thevenard Island, Wheatstone LNG Plant, North West Supply Bases and Warehouses and Perth Supply Bases and Warehouses.

The majority of waste will be processed at Cleanaway’s Karratha site, with recyclables being sent to the company’s Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) in Perth, which will start operations in May 2017.

Cleanaway General Manager Solids David Williamson said the company recently established an agreement with the Thalanyji people, the Traditional Owners of the lands near Onslow (WA) to provide business and employment opportunities to the local community.

“We are very proud to be awarded this contract and look forward to working with Chevron Australia to deliver a safe and efficient waste management service,” Mr Williamson said.

“We are also excited to be working with the Thalanyji people to provide genuine opportunities for employment within the local community – making a sustainable future possible for all Australians.”

Cleanaway’s service begins in City of Karratha

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Western Australia’s City of Karratha has begun its regular kerbside recycling service with Cleanaway.

Commencing in February, the City of Karratha and Cleanaway agreed to implement a fortnightly recycling service in response to community feedback showing it was a high priority for residents.

Cleanaway Pilbara Regional Manager Dave Mulder said people could be assured their materials would be properly recycled.

“The key thing for us is that people need to be confident that we are leaders in the recycling world and (their waste) is going to be recycled,” he said.

“The feedback we’ve had from the community has been very positive. Now it’s important that we deliver on what we say we’re going to do, and also that we work together with the community for a successful outcome.”

Kerbside recycling will operate on a fortnightly cycle around all Karratha suburbs, Dampier, Roebourne, Cheeditha, Wickham and Point Samson.

All will have the same rubbish collection days as before except for Roebourne and Cheeditha, which will be collected on Fridays, and Point Samson, which will change to Wednesdays.

Cleanaway said the new dual-service approach is a result of competitive tender process with the City of Karratha.

Cleanaway was awarded the contract beginning 6 February 2017, under a 3 + 2 rolling arrangement.

The collected rubbish will be processed in Karratha and the glass recycled at Karratha Earthmoving and Sand Supplies, before the remainder is transported to Cleanaway’s new $20 million Material Recycling Facility in Perth.

Karratha Enviro Group committee member Laurinda Timmins welcomed the move towards more sustainable waste management in the City.

Pictured: City of Karratha mayor Peter Long and Cleanaway Pilbara Regional Manager Dave Mulder.

 

Cleanaway establishes new market

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Waste management company Cleanaway has been awarded a 10-year collection contract to New South Wales’ mid north coastal region of Kempsey Shire.

The Macleay Argus reported the Council’s contract, which comes into effect on July 1st, will see the company establish a local base in the Macleay valley, including a new truck depot and customer service call centre.

According to council, the new business will benefit a number of other local businesses, including Scotts Hydraulics, C&G Electrics, Randalls Business Equipment and Beaurepaires.

Cleanaway’s fleet of garbage trucks will be serviced by local business, Mavin Truck Centre in South Kempsey.

Dean Mavin, dealer principle at Mavin Truck Centre, said the service agreement with Cleanaway to provide maintenance, servicing and urgent repairs would allow the business to look at taking on new employees and training up staff.

“This contract has provided the business confidence to look at possible expansion, an opportunity to upskill our existing team, and a chance to take on new apprentices,” Mr Mavin said.

“We’re thrilled to play an important role in servicing the garbage trucks to minimise downtime and disruption, and keep our local waste management services running smoothly.”

Council’s general manager, David Rawlings, said Cleanaway was also looking to establish a call centre in Kempsey before the start of the new waste contract.

He said the calls centre would be staffed by Macleay locals who will take the pressure off of council’s call centre.

Michael Biagi, NSW regional manager of Cleanaway, said the company is committed to working with the local communities in which it operates.

National waste and recycling body to advocate for industry

Several of Australia's largest waste firms have joined for NWRIC

A new body working to create a cohesive national vision for Australia’s waste management industry, the National Waste and Recycling Industry Council (NWRIC) has officially formed, following the first meeting of its executive in Sydney on February 13.

NWRIC has received support from Australia’s largest waste management companies – and has begun operations.

The Council will be empowered to begin its work thanks to the support of its national members – Alex Fraser Group, Cleanaway, J. J. Richards and Sons, Solo Resource Recovery, Suez, Toxfree, Remondis, ResourceCo and Veolia.

“The waste and recycling industry needs a national voice to advocate for a fair, sustainable and prosperous industry for all stakeholders,” said Phil Richards, Chairman of the NWRIC’s host association Board.

“Australia’s waste management industry is an essential service, and through the NWRIC, we will be asking the Commonwealth along with State Governments to support our initiatives to take the industry forward.”

The NWRIC will serve waste management enterprises by creating industry led policy. The Council will be led by newly appointed CEO Max Spedding, and supported by Secretariat manager Alex Serpo.

The NWRIC will work in close partnership with jurisdictional affiliates. This partnership will allow the Council to represent and canvas concerns from many of Australia’s 450 small and medium sized waste management enterprises. Together, state affiliates and the national office will coordinate to create, and advocate for, cohesive national policy.

From today, the Council will commence working to create, share and build support for policy positions which will move the industry forward. Initial areas of focus include better planning, a fair market, the national harmonisation of the regulations governing the industry and effective policing of standards.

The Council welcomes media enquiries, dialogue with waste management companies seeking involvement in the NWRIC and feedback from stakeholders.

Cleanaway sell tip sites in Melbourne

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Melbourne-based waste management company Cleanaway has sold two landfill sites in Melbourne’s west for up to $22 million.

In a statement to the Australian Stock Exchange, Cleanaway reported the sales were of their two dormant landfill sites in Brooklyn, sold to specialist developers Pelligra Group.

“These transactions are forecast to generate a pre-tax profit … of approximately $20 to $22 million,” it said.

Pelligra will assume responsibility for remediating and monitoring the sites in Market Road and Old Geelong Road, and has undertaken to cap the sites in line with environmental regulations.

“Based on forecasts, the sales of these closed landfills will reduce spending on landfill rectification and remediation by approximately $20 million over the next six years,” Cleanaway said.

The former tip sites have been dormant for years and had undergone initial remediation works, a spokesman for the company told Fairfax Media.

Pelligra is focused on developing industrial and contaminated sites, having previously redeveloped the heritage former ETA peanut butter factory in Braybrook.

Cleanaway said the sale is expected to be completed by early March.

Cleanaway contracted by Noosa Council

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Noosa Council announced last month that Cleanaway has secured the Noosa collections, landfill and transfer station contract for 2017-2024.

Cleanaway will implement a new three bin collection service under the seven year agreement to single domestic dwellings across the urban areas of the Noosa region, as well as enhanced recycling initiatives and a greater range of bin sizes for waste and recycling collections.

Noosa Council said the Council was impressed with the range of competitive and innovative bids, but that Cleanaway’s proposal offered the greatest overall advantage for the Council’s objectives.

“Cleanaway has a known track record of providing a high standard of service to the Noosa community and this third consecutive contract is recognition of that service,” said Wayne Schafer, Noosa Council’s Waste and Environmental Health Manager.

Anthony Wetherspoon, the Manager for the Noosa area said Cleanaway will be working closely with Noosa Council to improve recovery and reuse of items. “From our bulk kerbside collection service, to improving landfill management and recovering a greater range of materials at the resource recovery facility, we’ll be supporting the community to achieve their waste reduction and recycling goals.”

“Cleanaway has a long and proud history of providing services to the Noosa Council and we look forward to the next seven years working closely with the Council’s waste management team to enhance services and increase waste diversion from landfill,” said Neil Perry, General Manager, Queensland.

The contract comes into effect from Friday 1 September, 2017, and covers collection of solid waste, recyclables and garden waste, management of the Eumundi Road Landfill and adjoining resource recovery facility.