Waste management, recycling and industrial services company, Cleanaway, has opened its new transfer station in Dandenong South, Victoria.
Local MP Gabrielle Williams, state member for Dandenong joined Cleanaway CEO and managing director Vik Bansal to celebrate the opening of the facility, which will serve Melbourne’s growing south east corridor.
Cleanaway says the opening of the transfer station marks a significant milestone for the company.
“The investment in this facility strengthens our long- standing commitment to Victoria’s economic and environmental wellbeing,” said Mr Bansal.
“At Cleanaway, we’re working to ensure that our national network of facilities and supporting infrastructure will meet Australia’s waste management needs well into the future.”
Once operational, the site will act as a consolidation point for waste, which will then be transported to the Melbourne Regional Landfill, in high capacity A-Double trailers.
The use of these trailers is predicted to reduce the overall number of heavy vehicles, which would otherwise be transporting waste long distances, helping to ease congestion across Melbourne’s road network.
“As our population grows, so does the waste we generate. This means we need to plan carefully. Facilities like these are an important part of our long term strategies for waste management,” said Williams.
The opening coincides with the company’s closure of the final landfill in the Clarinda area. Rehabilitation work is already underway in close consultation with the City of Kingston.
The South East Melbourne Transfer Station will be fully operational from mid-May 2017.