Recent acquisitions further strengthen Cleanaway’s Footprint 2025 strategy

Cleanaway's acquisition of Grasshopper Environmental fills a gap in the C&D market in NSW while Statewide Recycling adds to our growing footprint in Victoria.

Industry Updates

February 16, 2021


"We knew it was the right decision to partner with Cleanaway because we have a common goal."

Tags: Acquisitions

"We knew it was the right decision to partner with Cleanaway because we have a common goal."

Australia’s leading integrated waste management company Cleanaway has continued to build its infrastructure across the waste management value chain with two acquisitions that bolster its collections business.

Cleanaway purchased waste and recycling company Statewide Recycling in December 2019 and waste management services provider Grasshopper Environmental in October 2020.

CEO and Managing Director Vik Bansal said: “These acquisitions demonstrate how we are continuing to deliver our Footprint 2025 strategy to ensure we have right infrastructure and technology across the waste value chain from collection, through resource recovery and energy-from-waste, to treatment and disposal.”
Cleanaway also purchased the Stawell landfill in Victoria from Statewide in August 2020.

Established in 2006, Statewide Recycling offers waste and recycling services to residents and businesses in western Victoria and has a transfer station at Warrnambool, depots in Stawell and Hamilton, and provides collections in Warrnambool, Stawell, Hamilton and surrounding areas.

The company has about 20 employees, 15 trucks and more than 3,000 skip bins.

Welcoming Statewide Recycling to the Cleanaway family in Warrnambool

Pictured: The same friendly Statewide team continues to serve residents and businesses in the area.

Established in 1978, Grasshopper Environmental has been providing waste management services in the building, demolition and infrastructure, and commercial and industrial sectors in the Sydney metropolitan, Blue Mountains, Illawarra and Central Coast regions for more than 40 years.

Pictured from left: Cleanaway CEO & MD Vik Bansal, General Manager Solid Waste Services, David Clancy, Grasshopper Environmental Managing Director Gavin Stewart, David Kennedy, Environmental Director Ian Stewart and Allocations & Fleet Manager Ryan Noble.

With about 50 employees, 23 trucks and 1,500 skip bins, Grasshopper services clients that include construction companies such as Lendlease, John Holland, Laing O’Rourke, FDC, Billbergia and Hansen Yuncken, governments, and hospitality, retail, manufacturing, medical and industrial premises.

Its portfolio consists of major projects such as Sydney Light Rail, Central Station Upgrade, WestConnex M4/M5 Link, Sydenham Station, Hornsby Hospital, Western Sydney Airport and the new Sydney Zoo.

Vik said Grasshopper filled a gap in the NSW market for Cleanaway, which is already the second largest player in the construction and demolition (C&D) sector in Australia, while Statewide added to its growing footprint in Victoria.

Statewide General Manager Carl Moloney said: “We’re excited to be part of the Cleanaway family and we look forward to continuing our waste and recycling services to residents, council and businesses in the Warrnambool area. Customers and residents can expect the same reliable service by our friendly staff as they are used to.”

Grasshopper Environmental Managing Director Gavin Stewart said: “We knew it was the right decision to partner with Cleanaway because we have a common goal. This is a transformational step for Grasshopper Environmental and will provide great opportunities for continued growth in the C&D sector.”

Vik added: “We reached the halfway point in the strategy in 2019 when we purchased SKM Recycling Group’s the resource recovery assets, building earlier acquisitions including industrial services and waste management business Toxfree Solutions, which included Daniels Health and provided a leading position in the medical waste sector.

”Greenfield investments such as such as the original Perth Materials Recovery Facility (MRF), transfer stations and resource recovery facilities complement value-accretive acquisitions to complete the strategy, ensuring we can play our role in sustainably meeting Australia’s waste needs and contribute to the creation of a circular economy.”

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