Transpacific Cleanaway has taken out the top honours at the Waste Management Association of Australia awards on Wednesday night in Canberra.
Australia’s leading waste management and recycling company has shown they are just that, with its Inkerman Landfill in South Australia winning the Landfill Excellence Award.
Cleanaway Managing Director Jack Perko said the win typified the hard work and determination of the whole Transpacific Cleanaway team.
“This win cements our place as the industry leader across the country.”
“It shows that we go above and beyond to make sure our landfill practices are the best in Australia, and are in line with our sustainability ethos.”
Regional Manager in South Australia, Simon Jenner, said his team was absolutely thrilled with the win.
“When we build, are working in, and are maintaining these facilities we do it to the industry best practice, we consult on every step with stakeholders and communities, and we make sure our customers and employees are front and centre.”
From its conception phase, the aim of The Inkerman Landfill has been to design a modern facility that uses best practice methodologies.
In the ten years that the facility has been in operation this has not only been realised but improved, with state-of-the-art waste management equipment and techniques employed to minimise environmental and community impacts.
Mr Jenner said Transpacific Cleanaway have ownership and control over the majority of land around the site, enabling large buffer zones ensure minimal environmental nuisance.
“We have ensured that there are no residents within 500m of the landfill, and in most directions the distance is well over a kilometre, allowing vermin-proof fencing to start at the boundary that also provides a ‘last line’ of defence against litter escape,” he said. “Our innovative design and adoption of technology are paramount to our success.”
Mr Jenner also thanked the Inkerman community and all the local customers.
“Without a loyal, local community behind us, and without our customers, we would never have been able to achieve this,” he said.
Transpacific Cleanaway was also short-listed for the Transfer Stations Excellence Award for its Riverland Resource Recovery Facility, also in South Australia. Judges were extremely pleased with the facility, and gave high praise for its operations.
The 2015 winners were announced at the prestigious 6th Australian Landfill & Transfer Stations Conference Awards Dinner, which was held on Wednesday 29 July at the Australian Institute of Sport, Canberra.
Melissa McColl, Communications and Engagement Manager
M: 0466 323 844 E: Melissa.McColl@Cleanaway.com.au