SUEZ gains contract with City of Parramatta

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Waste management company Suez has been awarded a contract with the City of Parramatta in Sydney, NSW.

A fleet of 33 waste and recycling trucks will be working with the City when the contract begins in November.

SUEZ will provide general waste collections as well as the processing and composting of garden organics to the City of Parramatta’s 230,000 residents.

The seven-year contract will include the collection of general waste, recycling, garden organics and hard waste services across the council area.

John Hassett, SUEZ State General Manager NSW & SA said SUEZ is looking forward to partnering with the City of Parramatta and providing a local waste management solution to a community that cares about its impact on the environment.

“We are excited to introduce SUEZ’s services to the City of Parramatta and we look forward to working towards providing resource recovery solutions from waste collection through to the processing and composting of garden organics.”

“We’ll be investing in 33 brand new Mercedes trucks with Euro 6 emission standards”

“Our real time reporting system and on-board computing system will also provide Council with access to detailed information such as GPS tracking, including maps of streets awaiting to be serviced.

“We are excited about the partnership with the City of Parramatta and look forward to working with them to meet their long-term sustainability and waste diversion targets,” Mr Hassett added.

Administrator for City of Parramatta Amanda Chadwick said Council will be working with SUEZ to achieve combined resource recovery goals.

“The City of Parramatta is committed to delivering great customer service and sustainable resource recovery outcomes to meet our target of 70 per cent diversion of waste from landfill by 2018. We look forward to SUEZ’s contribution in providing essential waste management services to our residents and their contribution in meeting our resource recovery goals,” Ms Chadwick said.

The City of Parramatta includes approximately 76,000 households and is situated 25 kilometeres west of Sydneys CBD. This multi-million dollar contract will commence on 6 November 2017.

In Australia, SUEZ collects 2.2 million tonnes of waste every year and diverts more than 1.2 million tonnes of waste from landfill.

SUEZ contract with Brisbane City Council renewed

SUEZ-Brisbane council trucks

SUEZ has retained its waste collection services contract with Brisbane City Council until 2033.

The $900 million contract will commence on 1 July 2018.

Mark Venhoek, CEO of SUEZ in Australia & New Zealand said SUEZ has been and will continue to provide general, recycling and green waste collections to 1.2 million local residents in the greater Brisbane area.

“Brisbane City Council’s waste collection operation is the largest in Australia, providing services to households from multi-unit dwellings through to rural properties in the outer suburbs as well as Council parks and street litter bins across the city,” said Mr Venhoek.

“We look forward to our ongoing partnership with Brisbane City Council and providing a safe, reliable and efficient collection service to one of Australia’s fastest growing capital cities. It takes a team of 180 people to provide more than 125,000 waste collection services every day and we’re proud to continue this work,” he said.

SUEZ said it will invest more than $50 million into new equipment, including 150 new collection vehicles. The vehicles will feature on-board computing technology, which will provide Council with the real-time tracking of vehicles, collections and access to detailed service information on the services being provided to residents.

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.