Cleanaway's new South East Organics Facility in Dandenong South

Resource Recovery

December 17, 2018

Tags: FOGO

Cleanaway CEO and Managing Director, Vik Bansal, recently opened Cleanaway’s state-of-the-art South East Organics Facility (SEOF) in Dandenong South.

The facility will sort, decontaminate and shred more than 100,000 tonnes of Food Organics and Green Organics (FOGO) waste each year, servicing kerbside FOGO collections across South East Melbourne.

SEOF is another investment in Cleanaway’s Footprint 2025 Strategy – a roadmap to maximise resource recovery and ensure that Australia is set up for sustainable waste management well into the future.


A closed loop solution

Decontaminated and shredded FOGO waste will be repurposed into nutrient-rich compost, to be beneficially reused. Our partner, Gippsland Water have an EPA licensed facility in Duston Downs – Soil Organics Recycling Facility (SORF) – that will take the organic product, and through a combination of in-vessel and open windrow processing, pasteurise and mature the material to a high-grade compost.

Stringent testing ensures the compost meets Australian Standards (AS4554) before the product is batched and dispatched to a distributor, Gibsons Groundspread. This compost is known as the “REVIVE Recycled Compost”. Over 1000 tonnes per week of compost is produced and distributed to improve soil health across the local agricultural industry.

Closed loop solution diagram

SEOF key features

  • More than 100,000 tonnes per annum capacity
  • 24-hour licence
  • Long range RFID automated inbound and outbound weighbridges
  • Fixed camera system with real-time monitoring of incoming material, processing floor and out load area
  • Three customer unloading bays
  • 465KL fire tank on site
  • LED lighting throughout the site
  • Internal construction specifications: push walls 450mm thick and load out walls 450mm thick
  • Early Suppression Fast Response (ESFR) fire system across the processing area
  • 24/7 thermal imaging platform and three stage notification
  • 2700m2 floor space

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