An industrial composting facility in Melbourne’s Dandenong South has received final environmental approval from EPA Victoria.
The facility is operated by international waste management company Sacyr, with a biological and air treatment system designed by Waste Treatment Technologies.
The $65 million facility operates under a contract negotiated by the Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Group (MWRRG) on behalf of eight councils.
“Through this collaborative contract, Sacyr Environment Australia receives enough kerbside material to run its facility, which has processing capacity of up to 120,000 tonnes annually,” a MWRRG statement reads.
The facility is a part of Melbourne’s food and green waste processing network, which has a target of 400,000 tonnes of capacity by 2021, as set out in the Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Implementation Plan.
The facility, operating with conditional approval from the EPA, has processed household food and green waste from Melbourne’s south east since May 2019.