Big congratulations to CitySmart partners Cleanaway and SUEZ who have recently both won tenders to manage waste services for Brisbane City Council.

Cleanaway will provide operations and management of Council’s four resource recovery centres at Willowing, Chandler, Ferny Grove and Nudgee, and the Rochedale landfill. The company will also manage haulage of waste and green waste from these facilities.

Cleanaway commences management of these services on 1 July 2018.

Neil Perry, General Manager Solid Waste Services QLD, says Cleanaway has tabled some existing and innovative ideas with Council to reduce waste to landfill by recovering more resources from the waste deposited at recovery centres. He says they also look forward to expanding the infrastructure at the facilities to improve the customer service experience of separating recoverable, reusable and recyclable items from household waste.

Cleanaway’s capability in resource recovery and landfill management aligns with their Footprint 2025 strategy, detailed here in a LinkedIn post by CEO & Managing Director Vik Bansal. He sees it as Cleanaway’s own “battle plan” to fight the war on waste. The strategy is a great example of how a waste company can put sustainability at the centre of its business, aiming for outcomes that are sustainable both environmentally and economically.

CitySmart partner SUEZ has retained the contract to provide waste collection services to Brisbane City Council households. That’s a team of 180 people providing more than 125,000 waste collection services every day – from multi-unit dwellings through to rural properties in the outer suburbs as well as Council parks and street litter bins across the city.

SUEZ will invest more than $50 million into new equipment including new collection vehicles. These new generation trucks will feature innovative on-board tech and GPS which will provide Council with the real-time tracking of vehicles and collections, providing a detailed picture of the services being provided to residents. All vehicles will also be fitted with smart brakes which identify objects like pedestrians and automatically apply the brakes if a pedestrian walks behind a reversing vehicle.

You can read more in this case study about SUEZ’s impressive work with Council to date.

Congratulations also to organic waste recycling specialist and CitySmart supporter NuGrow, which was part of the consortium that tendered successfully to Council panel of suppliers to process green waste.