SUEZ Kemps Creek Resource Recovery Park

Contact Kemps Creek

Find out more about our resource recovery park

1725 Elizabeth Drive, Kemps Creek NSW 2178

Kemps Creek Enquiries: 02 9826 3100
General Enquiries: 13 13 35

Open hours:
Monday: 7:00am - 5:00pm

Tuesday: 7:00am - 5:00pm

Wednesday: 7:00am - 5:00pm

Thursday: 7:00am - 5:00pm

Friday: 7:00am - 5:00pm

Saturday: 8:00am - 2:00pm

Sunday: Closed

Keep up to date with our holiday operating hours here.

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.
What is on site at Kemps Creek
  • Advanced Resource Recovery Technology (ARRT) Facility
  • Engineered Landfill
  • Education Centre
Kemps Creek SAWT ARRT Facility

SUEZ's Kemps Creek SAWT ARRT Facility is an example of tailoring resource recovery solutions to meet the specific needs of our customers. SUEZ developed the SUEZ Advanced Waste Treatment (SAWT) facility in Kemps Creek, NSW to manage two different waste streams - food and garden organics from Penrith City Council (PCC) and mixed solid waste (MSW) from Liverpool City Council (LCC).

The SAWT facility is a mechanical and biological treatment facility with two separate processing lines:

  • One is dedicated to processing MSW and small amounts of commercial & industrial waste by separating organic material from the waste using trommels (large rotating cylindrical sieves), then recovering ferrous (iron-based) metals (mainly aluminium) using overbelt magnets and eddy current separators.
  • The second processing line is dedicated to removing contaminants from source-separated food and garden organics to prepare it for composting.

The organic material from each line is rapidly composted to produce mixed source and source-separated recycled organics products. This is achieved using sophisticated tunnel composting technology, which controls those elements of the composting process with the greatest impact on breakdown of the organic waste: temperature, moisture content, and aeration. Tunnel composting is followed by refinement of the material, with any contaminants (usually plastic) sifted out of the composted organics using a large trommel.

In NSW, stringent regulations are in place to control the quality of recycled organic products and their use for particular applications, which range from use in horticulture and agriculture for higher quality recycled organics to uses in forestry and mining rehabilitation for lower grade products. SUEZ manages all aspects of the process using documented quality management procedures to ensure each of the facilities products meet the quality specifications set by regulators and buyers of each product.  This maximises the beneficial reuse of our customers' recovered resources.

The Kemps Creek SAWT Facility is currently licenced to process up to 134,000 tonnes of waste per annum, with approximately 55% of incoming material diverted from landfill.  We are investigating further ARRT possibilities including:

  • Expansion of the facility to process up to 220,000 tonnes per annum; and
  • Recovery of plastics, with possibilities for reuse including processing into pelletised plastics, a raw material from manufacturing of new plastic products, or processed engineered fuels.

Rehab-ARRT Compost

  • High quality source of organic matter
  • Increases water holding capacity of sandy soils
  • Improves structure in clay soils
  • Refined to minus 8mm
  • Promotes crop growth
  • Manufactured to the General Exemption for Organic Outputs Derived from Mixed Waste

Kemps Creek SAWT ARRT Policy

Accepted waste types:

  • Biosolids
  • Contaminated waste
  • Mixed putrescibles
  • Non putrescibles
Elizabeth Drive Engineered Landfill (smart cell®)

SUEZ's Elizabeth Drive smart cell® located at Kemps Creek in New South Wales, accepts non-putrescible and industrial waste.

The waste disposal technology used at the Elizabeth Drive smart cell® is designed to allow waste to be deposited safely and securely, and to minimise risk to the environment, particularly in the long term. This involves stringent planning and engineering of the smart cell®, with our plans and operations monitored by the Environment Protection Authority (EPA).

These procedures provide for:

  • Odour
  • Acceptance of waste onto the site
  • On-site management and monitoring of litter
  • Ground and surface water management
  • Environmental monitoring and reporting


Elizabeth Drive Landfill expansion proposal


SUEZ is proposing to expand the Elizabeth Drive Landfill at Kemps Creek, Sydney. This would involve increasing the height of the landfill by up to 15 metres, extending the life of the landfill by approximately 6 years. 


We want to ensure you have the opportunity to have your say. We will be holding a community information session open to all members of the public where you will have the chance to speak to our project team: 


When: Wednesday 14 November 2018

Where: Education Centre, Elizabeth Drive Landfill, 1725 Elizabeth Drive, Kemps Creek NSW

Time: Drop in any time between 4.00 pm and 6.30 pm


For more information about the project, consult our news or call 02 8934 0163.

Lining systems

Infrastructure is in place to prevent contamination of water around the site. Smart cells are lined with an impermeable liner to prevent water migrating into or out of the smart cell®. This minimises the formation of leachate (water that has come into contact with waste materials) and retains any leachate that is formed within the pit. Leachate and stormwater are collected and treated on-site, protecting surface water and groundwater in the immediate environment.

SUEZ engineers the cells to ensure waste can be deposited safely through the life of the smart cell, and the land can be successfully rehabilitated once filling is complete.

All-weather access roads are built to the tip face, providing safe access in all conditions.

As the cell is filled, waste material is compacted and covered with compacted layers, usually of clean fill, to control litter and improve safety on the site. The smart cell® surface is also appropriately contoured to control stormwater and leachate formation, to enable operations to continue safely and efficiently in wet and dry weather, and ensure a stable surface is created in the long term.

Gas Collection

Organic waste breaks down naturally to produce biogas, which is largely composed of methane, a potent greenhouse gas. The Elizabeth Drive smart cell® has pipes laid within the smart cell® during filling operations to allow biogas to be collected at the site. SUEZ currently collects biogas which is sent to an electricity generation plant onsite to power the adjacent SAWT facility.

Elizabeth Drive Landfill policy

Not open to public

Accepted Waste Types:

  • Biosolids
  • Contaminated Waste
  • Mixed Putrescible (SAWT only)
  • Non Putrescible (SAWT only)

Discover our biogas calculator

See how much your non-recyclable waste contributes to renewable energy and emission offsets at a SUEZ smart cell® thanks to our biogas calculator.

For more information about smart cells® please download the brochure below:
Visit Kemps Creek Education Centre
The tour starts at the Elizabeth Drive Education Centre and takes you inside the facility to see the machinery at work. An experienced SUEZ guide will take you through the entire process of turning waste into a resource. Special presentations and activities for all ages are run at the Education Centre in conjunction with the tour.

Tours of our Kemps Creek Facility are provided free of charge for and on behalf of our commercial and municipal customers.

If you are a current customer, or if you represent a school or community group within a council area serviced by SUEZ Recycling & waste recovery, contact our Education Support Officer, Kristal Di Lucchio, on 02 8887 6101 or at
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)