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Renewable energy powers Veolia’s leading waste management facility

On the outskirts of Adelaide, South Australia, Veolia runs one of the country’s best facilities for managing hazardous and bio-hazardous wastes.
Our Thermal Destruction Plant ensures total and permanent destruction of medical, quarantine, pharmaceutical and other waste by incineration. It is not only powered by Veolia’s world-leading technical innovations for waste processing, it is also powered in part by renewable energy.
 

Solar energy and carbon savings

A bird’s eye view of the facility shows solar panels running across its entire roof area. This 100kW system is estimated to produce 143,000 kWh per annum – 12% of the facility’s total consumption. This adds up to a carbon saving of 93 tonnes per year.

Less waste to landfill 

As well as reducing carbon emissions, the facility also reduces the amount of waste that would otherwise go to landfill by over 85%, and further supports Veolia’s commitment to environmental sustainability.
 

Waste-to-Energy plans

The facility will soon be able to capture the heat generated from the thermal destruction process to produce electricity – to power and heat nearby buildings. This Waste-to-Energy process is an example of a circular economy solution, helping the Thermal Destruction Plant become a truly green facility.
 

Efficiency meets safety

The highly efficient Thermal Destruction Plant processes up to 15 tonnes of waste per day – that’s 625kg per hour. As well as disposing of hazardous and biohazardous waste, the facility also incinerates confidential materials, recalled and contaminated products, some industrial waste streams, and more.

The state-of-the-art facility gives our clients access to the most advanced EPA licensed and quarantine (DAFF) approved waste management service available nationwide.