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Cleanaway Powering Homes With Renewable Energy From Landfill

Sustainable waste management expert Cleanaway is using landfill gas to power over 16,000 homes for an entire year.

Melbourne, VIC, Australia – WEBWIRE

Sustainable waste management leader, Cleanaway, has turned landfill gas into enough renewable energy to power over 16,000 homes for a year. Rather than letting waste sit, Cleanaway is managing sustainably to ensure a healthier future for our planet and a smaller environmental footprint for your business.

“Sustainability is our stock in trade. We’ve built our business around recovering, reducing, reusing, recycling and repurposing,” Cleanaway Executive GM Sales & Marketing Dave Aardsma said.

In 2015 Cleanaway collected 113 million kilowatt hours of energy from landfill gas, enough to power over 16,000 homes for a year. That meant collecting 76 million cubic metres of landfill gas.

“Collecting waste is only part of the waste management job - making it sustainable is the challenge we’ve set for ourselves,” Mr Aardsma said. “We aspire to take a sustainable approach to everything we do, from the way we do business to our work in our local community. We are continuing to expand landfill gas projects across the country.”

Cleanaway also processed 99,000 tonnes of organic liquid waste in 2015, using it to fertilise agricultural land through soil injection.

“You can count on us to be the reliable single point of your waste management needs, manage it sustainably, and deliver the best possible outcome for the environment,” Mr Aardsma said. “We will continue to innovate and provide sustainable solutions to minimise impact and maximise value from the waste we manage.”

Along with minimising the impact on the environment, Cleanaway is minimising the effect waste disposal can have on the community.

“We are looking at ways to maximise waste-to-energy opportunities across our landfill sites. We also speak to local communities to spread the message of the importance of taking a sustainable approach to things we can all do at home, at work and in our neighbourhood,” Mr Aardsma said.

Cleanaway’s paper and cardboard is another focus area handling 228,221 tonnes of paper and cardboard in 2015, 10,179 tonnes of plastic packaging, and 3,758 tonnes of metal packaging.

“We are the experts in recycling and reusing materials that Australian households and businesses throw away every single day,” Mr Aardsma said. "We are an Environmental Protection Authority licensed service and we can provide you with associated EPA documentation. Talk to us about how our professional, proficient staff can advise you on collection, storage and transport, and how you can do your part to ensure your waste is disposed of in an environmentally friendly way.”

Cleanaway is an ASX listed company (ASX:CWY), employing more than 4,000 people across Australia, with more than 2,500 trucks on road. Cleanaway provides leading total waste management solutions with over 200 sites and depots, more than 45 major processing facilities, providing hundreds of speciality services across Australia.

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