Recovering resource from a state-of-the-art landfill

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May 16, 2019

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The Banksia Road landfill is the only facility of its kind in Australia that can take titanium tailings, a by-product of mining titanium. Cleanaway found a bespoke solution to dispose of this hazardous waste while extracting titanium for recovery and reuse.

Here’s how it works.

View of the landfill cell being built

A new cell is being built at the Banksia Road landfill as the old cell is approaching capacity. The new cell will be doubled-lined with Geosynthetic Clay Liner (GCL) and High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) geomembrane. These will help protect the ground, the surrounding environment and groundwater from leachate.

Our specialised hazardous waste trucks will transport titanium tailings, in the form of a slurry, to the site. This slurry will then be pumped into lined cells where a sophisticated extraction system will pump and drain the resulting leachate into a pond. Trucks leaving the landfill will collect this leachate to be delivered to processing facilities, where titanium will be further extracted.

To learn more about the role of landfill in waste management systems, read this article.

Hazardous waste solutions

Cleanaway’s technical and environmental services offer safe, reliable, and legally-compliant hazardous waste disposal. We can manage all kinds of chemical and liquid hazardous waste, from sewerage to chemical waste disposal to e-waste, quarantine and medical waste.

Depending on the waste and complexity of removal, Cleanaway can also recover resources from the hazardous waste, creating a genuine closed loop. Liquid waste such as waste paint and solvents can be processed and treated for industrial applications, while the material from solid waste such as drums can be turned into new commodities.

Our Industrial Services team has the experience and expertise to handle any form of solid or liquid hazardous waste, backed by a specialist fleet of trucks and equipment. We can also provide consulting services on managing your chemical waste and other hazardous waste.

Contact us to learn more about our bespoke solutions for hazardous waste.