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Case study

Cleanaway improving waste management, cutting landfill emissions

Managing waste key to
a cleaner future

Australian waste management company Cleanaway Waste Management Ltd is accelerating its best practice sustainable waste management activities with an array of projects aimed at reducing the amount of waste going to landfill. 

150,000t

waste processed

40%

landfill cut

$90m

CEFC finance

It is critical that we reduce the amount of waste going to landfill and better manage landfill emissions. Cleanaway's position as the largest waste management and industrial services company in Australia means it can lead the waste sector in demonstrating the benefits of best practice clean energy operations in reducing emissions.
Mac Irvine
Bioenergy lead, CEFC

Our investment

Cleanaway is financing the program of works with a $90 million corporate loan from the CEFC.

Projects financed through the corporate loan include:

  • A best-in-class resource recovery centre at Erskine Park in NSW. At peak capacity, the Erskine Park facility will be able to process approximately 150,000 tonnes a year, diverting about 40 per cent of that waste volume from landfill. 
  • An automated recycling sorting line at Eastern Creek, which is capable of sorting, baling, and distributing up to eight tonnes per hour of extremely high-quality recyclables collected through the NSW Container Deposit Scheme. 

our impact 

Through the loan, the CEFC is working with Cleanaway to demonstrate how clean energy technologies can be used to tackle the problem of waste emissions and play a vital role in Australia's clean energy transition.  

Other projects eligible to use the CEFC finance include facilities for organics processing and resource recovery, as well as landfill gas projects. 

Read our report

Energising resource recovery: the Australian opportunity

Last updated 23 August 2017. Victoria, National, Sustainable Cities, Bioenergy, Low emissions, Renewable energy