“Getting a different perspective often leads to innovative solutions”, a principle which led us to become an innovative leader in the Australian waste recovery sector by addressing urban waste management in a different way – with the perspective of approaching it as a resource.
Our key objective is to divert household waste away from disposal at landfill. To do this, we apply process engineering expertise to recover resources from the waste stream utilising technology that separates and stabilises the organic fraction of the waste and recovers recyclables to end user requirements. This approach is generally referred to as Alternative Waste Treatment (AWT) technologies.
We have been a pioneer in developing this approach in Australia and have built and now operate the largest AWT facility in the southern hemisphere with 220,000 tonnes of household waste processed each year at our Eastern Creek Urban Resource – Reduction, Recovery and Recycling (UR-3R) Facility, in Sydney.
Our technology provides the flexibility to adapt to the variability of the waste stream in order to convert it into the most desirable products. This creates long term value for our customers and for the environment.
In 2020, the Eastern Creek UR-3R Facility reached the milestone of processing over 3,000,000 tonnes of household waste.
Over 2,500,000 t CO2-e of emissions have been avoided as of 2020 by the Eastern Creek UR-3R Facility.
Vision and Values
Our vision as a company is a wasteless society.
Our belief is that as the people, producers and legislators understand which materials are not recyclable and as we recyclers keep improving our know-how to transform more of the waste stream into desirable products, we will reduce the amount of non-recoverable materials in the waste stream and pave the way to a more sustainable future, one where ultimately there is no waste.
Our values are…
Health, Safety & Environment
An overriding commitment to health, safety and environmental responsibility.
Doing what we say we will do.
Respect for Each Other
Embracing diversity, enriched by openness, sharing, trust, teamwork and involvement.
The Courage to Lead Change
Accepting the responsibility to inspire and deliver positive change in the face of adversity.
The excitement and fulfilment of achieving superior business results and stretching our capabilities.
Having relationships which focus on the creation of value for all parties.
We are successful when…
Our customers and suppliers are benefiting from our business relationships.
The impact on the environment, from our society’s waste, is minimised.
Every employee starts each day with a sense of purpose and ends each day safe and with a sense of accomplishment.