The Neerabup BioVision ARRT Facility is located 31 kilometres from Perth in Western Australia and has the capacity to process up to 100,000 tonnes of mixed solid waste each year, converting approximately 70% of recovered material into premium market-quality compost.
Restricted hours may apply on some public holidays. For information regarding opening hours, fees, acceptance criteria or other site-specific information, please submit our online enquiry form or call Customer Service on 13 13 35.
The facility uses a two-stage composting system to process the mixed solid waste (MSW) from Mindarie Regional Council (MRC), Western Australia's largest waste management authority, managing the collection, disposal and treatment of waste by some 500,000 residents living in its locality. The MRC is composed of seven member Councils: the City of Wanneroo, City of Stirling, City of Perth, City of Joondalup, Town of Cambridge, City of Vincent and Town of Victoria Park.
The facility produces around 40,000 tonnes of high quality mixed source compost each year.
This process involves composting the MSW over three days in a drum composter - a large, rotating steel cylinder. The material is seeded with bacteria from previous batches of composted material, trapped in steel channels in the drum. This rapidly begins the decomposition of new material, aided by aeration of the material via constant rotation of the drum. Initial composting also dries the material, separating the organic material from the non-organic contaminants. Material is then ejected from the drum composter and refined using a trommel - a large, rotating cylindrical sieve which allows fine, composted organics to fall through the trommel wall as it rotates. A windsifter is used to remove light contaminants, some of which can be recycled.
Neerabup Further Aerobic Composting
The composted refined organics are loaded into bays in an enclosed composting hall. Everyone to three days a turning machine mixes the material in each bay and rolls it further along the bay. Water is also added as needed, and air is blown up through the compost. By optimising oxygen, moisture and temperature levels this process maintains optimal conditions for breakdown of the waste, producing high quality mixed source compost within approximately 28 days.
Following this stage, the compost is further refined and processed to ensure it meets end use specifications.
Iron-based metals are removed with large magnets, oversized contaminants are removed for disposal and the remaining fine materials are crushed, reducing any glass to a sand-like consistency.
Environment and Safety
At SUEZ, we take our responsibility to the safety of people and the environment seriously. All visitors to SUEZ facilities must observe site safety requirements, including wearing enclosed footwear at all times.
SUEZ Environment Report Hotline
SUEZ has a dedicated Environment Report Hotline for anyone living, or working, near one of our facilities in New South Wales and Victoria.
The hotline has been set up to receive feedback on environmental matters which are sometimes associated with recycling and waste management facilities – like odours, noise, dust and mud tracking.
This service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Your call will always be answered by a real person - not just an automated message - who will enter your feedback and forward it immediately to the staff at the facility. This allows us to take immediate action to determine the cause of any concerns you may have, and gives us the best chance of rectifying the situation quickly. A SUEZ employee will endeavour to contact you within 24 hours with feedback on your report.
To provide your feedback, please call: NSW/VIC - 1800 ENV REP (1800 368 737)