Footprint 2025

Footprint 2025 roadmap

“Footprint 2025 is our own ‘battle plan’ to fight the war on waste. We’re looking at what Australians expect from us in the handling of their waste and how we can put the right infrastructure in place to sustainably deal with that waste by 2025.”

Cleanaway CEO and Managing Director, Vik Bansal

Cleanaway CEO and MD

While Australian businesses and the community are on board with sustainability, there are still many challenges to deal with in waste management. Australians are among the world’s largest producers of waste and although we are enthusiastic recyclers, we need to do more to improve the quality of our recycling.

Planning for the increased demand for services from a larger Australia population is the focus of Cleanaway’s Footprint 2025 strategy. Footprint 2025 is designed to tackle future challenges brought about by bigger populations and more waste.

Launched in 2017, Footprint 2025 is Cleanaway’s roadmap to ensuring Australia has the right infrastructure in place to support communities in managing their waste, while continuing to improve resource recovery. We are working at implementing necessary technology and facilities in place to recover more from “waste” and process more recyclables to ensure that the least amount of residual waste is left to be disposed of. Critically, we are working to provide solutions that are sustainable – both environmentally and economically.

Key milestones (2017 – 2019)

Toxfree and Daniels Health acquisition

Through our acquisition of Toxfree and Daniels Health, Cleanaway is now the largest waste management company in Asia Pacific.



Narangba Liquids Technical and Environmental facility

Leverages on PLASCON® (plasma arc destruction) and indirect thermal desorption (ITD) tech to treat toxic waste and hard-to-recycle waste.



Karratha Liquid Waste treatment plant

Processing a large variety of liquid waste streams, from industrial wastewaters to hydrocarbon impacted brines.



Dandenong Daniels Health Robotic Wash facility

Engineered to provide the highest level of safety and decontamination for clinical waste containers.



BluBox Recycling Plants in NSW and Victoria

End-to-end recycling solution for e-waste.



Cleanaway ResourceCo Recovery Resource Facility, Wetherill Park

The largest waste-to-processed engineered fuel facility in Australia, replacing fossil fuels and diverting waste from landfill.



Erskine Park Transfer Station

Cutting-edge sorting facility processing over 300,000 tonnes of waste per annum.



Perth Material Recovery Facility (MRF)

Highly advanced optical sorting technology with capacity to recover up to 97% of all waste.



Hemmant Recycling and Resource Recovery Centre

Upgraded to support the growing volumes of waste generated in Greater Brisbane, Gold Coast and Queensland.



Dandenong SEOF (South East Organics Facility)

Recovering up to 100,000 tonnes of food organics, garden organics (FOGO) waste from kerbside FOGO collections across South East Melbourne.



Eastern Creek Container Sorting Facility

Automated optical sorting line, capable of sorting, baling and distributing up to eight tonnes an hour of extremely high-quality recyclables from the NSW Container Deposit Scheme.



Container Refund Scheme, Queensland

Logistics, processing and refund point services for Queensland’s Containers for Change container refund scheme.



Melbourne Regional Landfill (MRL) upgrade

Infrastructure upgrades to boost waste-to-energy capacity from 4.4Mw to 8.8Mw, powering more than 36,000 homes each year.