REMONDIS Australia (REMONDIS) is taking liquid waste management to a new level in Victoria, having acquired multiple leading businesses and being awarded a significant state government grant to boost solvent recycling.
Victorian Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today visited REMONDIS’ industrial wastewater processing facility at Dandenong (trading as Organic Environmental Solutions), a precinct that will soon be expanded to include a highly specialised solvent recovery facility.
The Minister announced that REMONDIS has been awarded a $1.34 million Recycling Victoria Infrastructure Fund grant to advance the solvent recovery facility.
Costing nearly nine million dollars and creating multiple jobs, the facility will process many solvent-containing wastes such as used cleaning solvents, inks and solvent-based paints. The plant will recover the reusable solvents and convert them into wholesale solvents for reuse by other industries.
The new infrastructure is timely and provides Victoria with an excellent opportunity to create additional solvent recycling capacity at a time when such capacity is limited.
REMONDIS applied for the grant in August 2020 and the solvent recovery plant is scheduled to be operational in early 2024, subject to licencing and approvals.
“Being recognised by the Victorian Government this way is testimony to our abilities when it comes to liquid hazardous waste recycling.
“This facility will be a game-changer for solvent recycling in Victoria, turning what would normally be waste into something that can be reused in various products.
“This creates tremendous benefits for the Victorian economy and the environment.”
REMONDIS has also acquired Waste2Water Technologies and Aquasoil Recycling, which are both based at Somerton.
Waste2Water is a non-hazardous liquid waste processing facility and collection service specialising across many fields including the management of contaminated site water, contaminated storm water and car wash pit cleaning. AquaSoil specialises in the disposal of drilling and non-destructive digging mud.
These acquisitions give REMONDIS a strategic liquid waste management foothold in Melbourne’s north, following the acquisitions of Eastern Liquid Waste Services and Organic Environmental Solutions in the city’s east and south east in 2019.
The ramp-up in Melbourne complements REMONDIS liquid waste activity in other cities and states around Australia.
REMONDIS is one of the world’s leading waste, water and environmental management organisations, employing more than 30,000 people in 800 locations across 30 countries.