Our business in a nutshell
Our mission is to make a sustainable future possible. To some, waste may seem like an ordinary part of everyday life, but we know it has extraordinary potential. We see all waste as a resource and use our facilities and processes to transform it into valuable commodities for every sector, industry and community.
Our business has three major operating segments:
Solid Waste Services – Our state-based Solid Waste Services business operates the largest solid waste and recycling services fleet in Australia supported by the leading resource recovery and post collection facilities network across the country. We service more than 95 municipal councils and over 135,000 local businesses.
Liquids and Health Services – We are the largest hydrocarbons recycling business in Australia and a leader in the overall liquids market, collecting and processing 140 million litres of mineral oil, as well as collecting and processing 680 million litres of hazardous and non-hazardous liquids. Cleanaway Daniels handles all healthcare generated waste streams, with an unrivalled national service infrastructure and best in class products and services.
Industrial Services – Our Industrial Services offers a wide range of plant and asset management services that provide solutions to reduce production down time, the risk of unscheduled plant stoppages and the reliance on labour;
increase plant efficiency; and help customers comply with strict environmental and OHS requirements.
Our Cleanaway Way
The Our Cleanaway Way toolkit aligns us all towards delivering our mission to make a sustainable future possible and make our vision a reality. It represents the business we are today, and the business we strive to become.
At Cleanaway we have a very strong and clear strategy as we strive to achieve our Mission of making a sustainable future possible. Our Cleanaway Way is our strategy on a page. It was designed to create a common language and narrative across the organisation and ensure we are aligned in our efforts to take our business from good to great. Following the acquisition and integration of the Toxfree and Daniels Health businesses, in addition to the organic growth we’ve experienced over the past four years, we’ve refreshed and relaunched Our Cleanaway Way to better represent the business we are today.
We have formed joint ventures with various partners across Australia to provide solutions and facilities to help Australia manage our waste, including:
We actively advocate for issues affecting the waste management industry and the community at large, through our membership of the following national bodies:
National Waste and Recycling Industry Council (NWRIC)
Waste Management and Resource Recovery Association of Australia (WMRR)
Our Commodities Trading Desk are integral towards helping us close the loop on waste, by helping us find local and national buyers for the recovered resources we retrieve.
We are independently certified to:
- Environment ISO 14001: Certificate number EMS 609390
ISO 14001 is the best-known, most widely recognised standard for environmental management. It is an international standard that provides specific guidelines to help organisations measurably minimise their environmental impacts, reduce waste and go beyond basic compliance in meeting environmental goals.
- Health & Safety AS/NZS 4801: Certificate number OHS 609391
AS 4801 is the national standard for occupational health and safety. It lays down the guidelines and requirements to help an organisation formulate workable policies to address the real people hazards or risks associated with its everyday operations.
- Quality ISO 9001: Certificate number FS 609175
ISO 9001 is the international standard for quality management. Its focus is customer satisfaction. Taking an organisation’s goals as its aim, the standard addresses all of the processes in the business to help ensure that, at each stage, they help the company not only meet those goals, but continuously improve.
- Australia’s Product Stewardship for Oil (PSO) – Category 1
Wetherill Park and Rutherford oil refineries
The Product Stewardship for Oil Program (PSO) encourages increased collection and recycling of used oil in Australia by providing oil recyclers with product stewardship benefits. Category 1 is the highest level of processing. It provides the maximum reward for the highest quality product – that is, a non-carcinogenic re-refined base-oil used as engine lubricant, transformer or hydraulic oil. It must comply with health, safety and environment standards comparable to those for similar ‘virgin’ products.
- Cleanaway Daniels: OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety Management
OHSAS 18001, Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series, (officially BS OHSAS 18001) was a British Standard for occupational health and safety management systems. Compliance with it enabled organizations to demonstrate that they had a system in place for occupational health and safety. ISO 45001 was published in March 2018 by the International Organization for Standardization.
Cleanaway is certified to Waste Collection Services (WCSv1.0i-2018), which is given to waste collection companies that demonstrate transparency, quality service, accuracy of data for reporting and credibility. This standard sets the benchmark for environmental services and encourages best practice through 25 stringent criteria with evidence of compliance required.
- Silver Partner of NSW Government’s Sustainability Advantage Program
The Sustainability Advantage is a Office of Environment and Heritage program that assists organisations across New South Wales achieve increased competitiveness and improved bottom lines through better environmental practices. Cleanaway is recognised for our sustainability initiatives internally and through partnership programs delivered to customers.