Cleanaway’s Erskine Park Transfer Station launch

Resource Recovery

December 14, 2018


Cleanaway’s new waste transfer station opened today in Erskine Park, marking another milestone on our Footprint 2025 journey. The facility combines traditional waste transfer with cutting edge sorting facilities to recover more material and optimise landfill diversion.

The Erskine Park Transfer Station (TS) will separate recyclable materials from the waste stream to be managed as a commodity, and residual dry waste will be diverted to Cleanaway ResourceCo’s Resource Recovery Facility at Wetherill Park (RRF). RRF converts the material to Processed Engineered Fuel – a sustainable fuel source that can be used as a substitute for coal. Erskine Park TS is expected to divert up to 40% from landfill.

The Erskine Park TS and Cleanaway ResourceCo RRF were financed by the Australian Government’s Clean Energy Finance Corporation, which invests in a diverse range of projects to cut greenhouse gas emissions across the economy, including better waste management.

With a licenced capacity of 300,000 tonnes per year of mixed and putrescible waste, the facility is located in the key growth areas surrounding the M7 / M4 corridors, and is perfectly positioned just minutes from the site of Sydney’s second airport at Badgery’s Creek.

Cleanaway’s Footprint 2025 is a strategic investment in prized infrastructure in targeted locations to connect waste management capabilities and maximise resource recovery.

Erskine Park TS key features:

  • State of the art odour management technology
  • Automated traffic control system to minimise turnaround times for vehicles upon entry
  • Electronic tagging system (RFID) for frequent customers to minimise waiting times
  • Adjacent to Cleanaway’s operating dry landfill, located to the rear of the waste transfer station

Erskine Park TS accepts commingled and dry commercial and industrial (C&I) waste including:

  • General Solid Waste – Putrescible
  • General Solid Waste (non putrescible)
  • C&I (business/commercial/industrial mixed dry waste)
  • C&D – construction and demolition
  • Timber
  • Metals

Erskine Park TS does not accept:

  • Dangerous / Flammable goods
  • Medical waste
  • Hazardous waste / Chemicals
  • Asbestos
  • Soils
  • Explosives
  • Poisons
  • Radioactive materials
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Liquid waste
  • Tree stumps
  • Power poles
  • Mattresses

Find out more about our Footprint 2025 roadmap to get the right infrastructure in place to manage Australia’s waste sustainably.