Liquid and solid waste management for Talisman Sabre 2017

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August 3, 2017


Cleanaway recently provided liquid and solid waste services to several naval vessels at the Port of Brisbane as they docked during the Talisman Sabre exercise. Over 20 Cleanaway team members worked around the clock to service the USS Ronald Reagan, USS Barry, USS Sterrett and USS Bonhomme Richard, as well as the HMAS Darwin and HMAS Melville.

The Talisman Sabre is a biennial military exercise involving up to 30,000 Australian, New Zealand and American military personnel, that works to builds partnerships, interoperability and the ability to respond to contingencies in the region.

The aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan, is 333 metres long and floating home to 5600 crew. Cleanaway removed 3,113,000 litres of CHT (sewerage and shower), and 164,000 litres of oily water via trailers for septic waste and oily water waste. We also cleared 8 x 23m quarantine bins daily.

We also removed about 1.5 million litres from USS Bonhomme Richard, including 100,000 litres of oily water. In total, by the end of this week, we will have moved slightly over 4.1 million litres of sewage and about 264,000 litres of oily water from all ships.

We’re proud to support the Australian Defence Force and the United States Military by collecting, recycling and safely disposing of septic and oily water waste. Waste oil will be recycled as part of our waste oil collection service, while quarantine waste will be transported to a secure landfill and septic waste will be disposed of responsibly.

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