Sustainability For You

Our mission is to make a sustainable future possible – for our people, our customers, the communities where we work, our investors and our planet. We are leaders not just through our total waste management solutions but also by achieving the triple bottom line of sustainability: a financially strong and resilient business, contributing to a thriving population through employment and community engagement, and leading our industry to protect our planet for generations to come.


PEMAF is our strategy for best in class management of our people, markets and assets that lead to sustainability and strong financial performance. Click the People, Earth, Market, Assets and Finance buttons to see this strategy in action.


We’re working hard to make a sustainable future possible for people – both for our employees and for the communities where we work – through a focus on safety, wellbeing and equality.

Sustainability Report

Cleanaway’s Sustainability Report introduces our Value Creation Story, which takes our strategic pillars and shows how the inputs we draw on are transformed through our business activities, applying Our Cleanaway Way to create outcomes for our stakeholders. Cleanaway has named nine Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on which we believe we can have the most impact.

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Infrastructure Strategy

Cleanaway’s prized assets are designed to tackle future challenges brought about by Australia’s rapidly growing populations and increased waste demands. We are committed to ensuring Australia has the right infrastructure in place to support communities in managing their waste, while continuing to improve resource recovery.

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Our Hemmant facility efficiently recovers up to 75,000 tonnes of packaging waste such as cardboard, paper, polystyrene and soft plastics, ensuring that they are recycled efficiently and given a second life. Read more

This cutting-edge facility leverages on PLASCON® (plasma arc destruction) and indirect thermal desorption (ITD) technology to safely treat toxic and hard-to-recycle waste. Read more

Our new food waste and packaged organics plant allows customers to recycle large volumes of food or liquid packaged in plastic, liquid paperboard or cardboard, reducing food waste from being sent to landfill. Read more

Our Category 1 industry-leading waste oil refining facility that as many as 150 million litres of used oil collected from over 35,000 auto workshops and businesses, offsetting over 900,000 barrels of oil requirements and essentially closing the loop on waste oil. Read more

This facility combines traditional waste transfer with cutting edge sorting equipment, and processes over 300,000 tonnes of mixed and putrescible waste per year with the objective to recover more material and optimise landfill diversion. Read more

Our Category 1 Rutherford oil refinery processes more than 150 million litres of used oil, offsetting the country’s oil requirements by 900,000 barrels annually. It can be re-refined into new base oils and client-specific oils. Read more

The RRF processes up to 250,000 tonnes of dry, non-recyclable waste and turns it into up to 150,000 tonnes of eco-friendly fuel source. It also recovers other commodities such as metal, clean timber and inert materials in the process. Read more

With the capability to count, sort and process 250,000 containers an hour, this site processes materials collected from the NSW’s container deposit scheme, Return and Earn. Read more

EarthPower is the region’s first food waste-to-energy facility that can process over 52,500 tonnes of food organics per year, turning it into green energy to power more than 3,600 homes in the region. Read more

This state-of-the-art facility will accept clean plastic beverage containers from a container deposit scheme to be turned into new bottles and containers, closing the loop on plastic waste. Read more

Our plastic manufacturing facility in St Marys' uses completely recycled materials to create new collectors and reusable sharps containers for our healthcare customers. Read more

Our innovative medical waste robotic Washline handles over 1.2 million reusable sharps containers a year within the biomedical, pharmaceutical, cytotoxic, anatomical and clinical waste industries while diverting almost 3,500 tonnes of plastic waste from landfill annually. Read more

This state-of-the-art facility sorts, decontaminates, and shreds more than 100,000 tonnes of Food Organics and Green Organics (FOGO) waste every year. It also houses our food depackaging unit that’s capable of processing up to 10 tonnes of packaged food waste every hour, with a potential of recovering up to 99%. Read more

The EPA-licensed Melbourne Regional Landfill (MRL) collects and turns residual waste from residential, commercial, and industrial customers, to renewable energy that powers up to 28,000 homes all over Victoria. Read more

South East Melbourne Transfer Station (SEMTS) was built to serve the south-east corridor’s growing population and can accommodate as well as process over 400,000 tonnes of waste annually. Read more

This facility houses an advanced plastic sorting facility that separates plastics into clean, individual polymer grade for sale or input into a pelletising facility, and is located within the Laverton MRF. Read more

This facility is the consolidation of our business and operational teams, housing a 20-bay workshop facility, fueling stations, and accommodates over 300 staff with spacious working areas and amenities. Read more

Our hydrocarbon facility deals with a large variety of liquid waste streams, from industrial wastewaters to hydrocarbon impacted brines. It allows us to offer a cost-effective recycled fuel oil alternative to raw material. Read more

Perth MRF has the capacity to process over half of Western Australia's commingled recycling and has been enhanced to meet the highest standards in safety and sustainability. Read more

This facility is the sole recycling facility in Southern Tasmania. Materials from kerbside collections are sorted before being sent out of state for further processing into new items. Read more


Social enterprise TradeMutt turns mental health conversations into the talk of ...

The workwear brand helps Cleanaway shine a spotlight on a worthy social cause
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Driver Academy for Women - driving change for a more diverse ...

The academy is an opportunity to close the gender gap in the waste management industry
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Resource Recovery

Coles Sustainability and Packaging teams visit Laverton Material Recovery Facility (MRF)

The tour was part of our ongoing work to support the supermarket chain’s zero waste goals
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Cleanaway bolsters environmental and social impact with Soft Landing

Our procurement agreement with this social enterprise makes mattress recycling accessible to even more Australians while creating jobs for those ...
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