Percentage Australia’s municipal and commercial waste streams that end up in landfill is either food and green waste.
Annual processing capacity of the planned South Eastern Organics Processing Facility - the equivalent of 12,000 truckloads of waste. The facility will be built by international waste management company Sacyr Group.
Number of Melbourne councils - Bayside, Cardinia, Casey, Frankston, Glen Eira, Greater Dandenong, Kingston and Monash - that will send organic waste to the facility for a gate fee and receive compost in return.
High grade compost that will be produced each year. The compost will be made from processed household garden and food waste from council kerbside green waste collections in Melbourne’s south-east, which will then be used on local parks and gardens.
Estimated project cost. The Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) will commit up to $35 million towards the new composting facility.
Annual reduction in CO2 equivalent emissions once the facility is operational. This would cut the greenhouse gas emissions from landfill by 85 per cent if it were to be landfilled, which is equivalent to taking 13,900 cars off the road.
Timeframe by when Sacyr expects the fully-enclosed, in-vessel aerobic composting and maturation plant to be operational. It will aim to operate for 15 years, with a potential five-year extension.