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Increasing the organic recycling of waste in Australia

The towns of Penrith and Liverpool invested in a mechanical and biological waste treatment facility in an effort to cut the cost of sending waste to landfill. The SAWT treatment plant, designed and operated by SUEZ, has increased the recycling of organic waste that is used improve the soil and cut the community’s costs.

The mission

Reduce landfill in Liverpool and Penrith (Australia)

130 
$/tonne
the landfill tax charged in New South Wales
406,936
the number of inhabitants of Penrith and Liverpool
Our solution

Treat organic matter separately

The results
134,000
tonnes of waste treated per year, 55% of which avoiding being sent to landfill
15,506
tonnes of organic matter recovered (2015)
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