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Partnering with 8 Sydney Councils to Reduce Waste to Landfill


Eight councils that form part of the Southern Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (SSROC) signed a long-term agreement with Veolia for the treatment of household waste across their local government areas.

Veolia Partners with 8 Sydney Councils to Reduce Waste to Landfill

THE CHALLENGE

The Southern Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (SSROC) is an association of twelve Sydney councils serving large and diverse communities that face all the challenges of metropolitan living.
The role of SSROC is to undertake projects that cross council boundaries achieving results that will contribute to the sustainability of our member councils and their communities.
With an objective of improving environmental outcomes across the eight member councils, SSROC required a solution provider that could reduce the amount of waste going to landfill.

 

THE SOLUTION

SSROC signed an agreement with Veolia for a long-term contract for the treatment of household waste across their local government areas, one that will keep tens of thousands of tonnes of waste away from landfill each year.

As part of the contract, Veolia has built a new waste transfer terminal in Banksmeadow to receive the household waste from five of the participating councils, with capacity to receive more waste should other councils, government or commercial businesses enter into a similar agreement. The other three participating councils will utilise Veolia’s existing Clyde Transfer Terminal; where the waste will then be transported via rail technology to Veolia’s Woodlawn facility near Goulburn.

Veolia provides the following services to SSROC:
  • Waste management and resource recovery
  • Collection, treatment and processing

THE RESULT

The contract is expected to see up to a 60% reduction in waste to landfill across Greater Southern Sydney. Combined with their other recycling collection programs, the Councils will meet the State Government target of 70% reduction in waste diversion from landfill by 2021-22.

 

KEY FIGURE

  • 60% reduction in waste to landfill across Greater Southern Sydney