Project summaries: 2015 Resource Recovery Facility Expansion and Enhancement Program

Organisation

Project titleAmount $

Australian Native Landscapes Pty Ltd

Expanded and enhanced wood waste processing - Tea Gardens

500,000

Cessnock City Council

Cessnock waste and reuse centre small vehicle receival centre

375,000

Direct Group Industries Pty Ltd

Expansion of Ingleburn wood reuse and recycling facility

433,960

Grasshopper Environmental Services Pty Ltd*

Arndell Park Commercial and Industrial Materials Recovery Facility

356,877

Lismore City Council

Lismore Materials Recovery Facility recovery enhancement/expansion project

447,674

NSW Glass Recyclers Pty Ltd

Bottle and commercial plate glass reprocessing at Tuncurry Materials Recovery Facility

580,614

Remondis Australia Pty Ltd*

Thornton Commercial and Industrial Materials Recovery Facility expansion and Refuse Derived Fuel processing in the Hunter Valley

600,000

Veolia Environmental Services (Australia) Pty Ltd

Horsley Park wood processing for energy recovery 1,000,000
Wyong Shire Council

Buttonderry waste management facility tip-face recycling initiative

253,000

9 projects totalling

$4,547,125

* Updates

February 2017

Grasshopper Environmental Services Pty Ltd have declined funding for their project .  Details of the proposed project remain available for information purposes only.

February 2016

Redmondis Australia Pty Ltd have declined funding for their project in the Hunter Valley.  Details of the proposed project remain available for information purposes only.

Project summaries

Australian Native Landscapes Pty Ltd

Expanded and enhanced wood waste processing - Tea Gardens
$500,000

Australian Native Landscape (ANL) project will process 18,000 tonnes per annum of wood waste currently destined for landfill at its licensed facility in Tea Gardens (in addition to the 12,000 tonnes per annum of wood waste ANL received grant for in 2014).  ANL will source pallet waste, timber offcuts, fence palings, selected tree waste and other wood waste streams from regional transfer stations, landfills and waste management facilities.   The wood waste will be de-contaminated, ground to particle size, screened, coloured and packaged for market.  The project will complement the existing wood waste operations on site and alleviate stress placed on landfill assets in the region.

Cessnock City Council

Cessnock waste and reuse centre small vehicle receival centre
$375,000

Cessnock City Council owns and operates the Cessnock Waste and Reuse Centre (CWRC) located two kilometres from the Cessnock CBD.  Residents currently have access to a limited number of recycling options on the site and drop the remainder of their waste directly at the tip face. The site is in need of enhancement and expansion in order to enable an increase in the recovery of waste materials. Construction of a small vehicle receival centre will facilitate this recovery. The site is an isolated area and has a history of vandalism; therefore security of the CWRC is a high priority.

Direct Group Industries Pty Ltd

Expansion of Ingleburn wood reuse and recycling facility
$433,960

Direct Group's timber reuse and recycling facility located in Ingleburn, is the only fully integrated closed loop commercial and industrial wood waste reuse and recycling facility in NSW. This project will scale up capacity from current 11,000 to 25,000 tonnes per annum.   The additional wood waste will be collected and accepted primarily from manufacturing industries in Sydney and reprocessed into high quality Bio-Bedding for supply to the poultry and equine industries. The product is better quality and value than non-waste alternatives and will underpin the viability of these NSW businesses.

Grasshopper Environmental Services Pty Ltd

Arndell Park Commercial and Industrial Materials Recovery Facility (MRF)
$356,877

Grasshopper Environmental will expand its Arndell Park MRF to process an additional 10,000 tonnes per year of mixed dry commercial and industrial (C&I) waste which is currently landfilled. The project will integrate a C&I MRF into the existing commercial and domestic resource recovery operations to extend the range of materials for recovery to include higher order recyclables.  A 68 per cent recovery rate will achieve the diversion of approximately 177,905 tonnes of waste from landfill over the life of the project. The C&I MRF will provide competitive landfill alternative services to C&I waste collection providers in the Greater Sydney area.

Lismore City Council

Lismore Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) recovery enhancement/expansion project
$447,674

The expansion/enhancement of council's MRF involves the installation of an optical sort unit for plastics to increase plastics recycling by 1800 tonnes per annum which diverts over 25,000 cubic metres of waste from the landfill.  The MRF upgrade and storage shed will support the targets of the North East Waste Strategy in terms of the local vision for sustainable waste management and resource recovery in line with the WARR Strategy 2013-21 by further increasing recovery from the local MRF by 3500 tonnes per annum.

NSW Glass Recyclers Pty Ltd

Bottle and commercial plate glass reprocessing at Tuncurry MRF
$580,614

NSW Glass Recycling will install glass crushing plant at the Tuncurry Material Recovery Facility (MRF) to process an additional 9600 tonnes per year of bottle glass sourced from municipal kerbside services and 2500 tonnes per year of commercial plate and laminate materials sourced from glass and glazing businesses in the Mid Coast region. The project will deliver critical glass reprocessing capacity to the region enabling the viable recovery of glass materials that are currently landfilled or stockpiled. Recovered Crushed Glass (RCG) will be processed and supplied to established water filtration, abrasive, brick additive and glass insulation markets.

Remondis Australia Pty Ltd

Thornton Commercial & Industrial Materials Recovery Facility expansion and Refuse Derived Fuel processing in the Hunter Valley
$600,000 - Funding Declined

The Thornton Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) will be expanded to process Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) from non-putrescible mixed dry commercial and industrial waste. The plant will source waste feedstock through collection services that are currently disposed of to landfill. The Thornton commercial and industrial MRF will recover calorific value materials for the production of RDF and additional product for higher order recycling. The project will deliver major commercial and industrial MRF infrastructure to the Hunter Region.

Veolia Environmental Services (Australia) Pty Ltd

Horsley Park wood processing for energy recovery
$1,000,000

Veolia intends to increase recovery and diversion of wood from landfill. A processing station will be established under the Horsley Park Resource Recovery Facility licence which will process up to 40,000 tonnes per annum of wood materials. Due to uncertainty in the market over reuse of mixed wood material this material is often left as stockpiles and sent to landfill. Therefore, Veolia intend to process the wood to a specification for use as an eligible fuel for energy recovery.

Wyong Shire Council

Buttonderry waste management facility tip-face recycling initiative
$253,000

The project will provide equipment for council staff on the landfill tip-face to sort through loads of mixed kerbside waste and suitable commercial and industrial loads to retrieve scrap metal (approximately 20 tonnes per week), mattresses (200 per week), clean timber (three tonnes per week), mixed timber (five tonnes per week). The materials will be placed directly into skip bins which limit soil from entering the stockpile loads prior to further processing.  The scrap metal will be sold, clean timber processed and shredded mixed timber reused on-site for traction and soil control.

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