Growing Landfill Remediation Capabilities

February 18, 2019

Growing Landfill Remediation Capabilities

Over the past 12-18 months, Enviropacific has significantly boosted its capability to remediate and recover materials from a broad range of former landfill sites.

It comes as a new global research report indicates that environmental remediation around the world is set for rapid growth reaching $AUD180 billion ($US122.8 billion) by 2025.

The report by Zion Market Research says the primary drivers for this increase is growing demand for oil gas, rising industrial pollution, the increasing number of pipeline leakages and incidents affecting the environment and more stringent government regulations.

The report says the Asia Pacific region is expected to see the highest rate of CAGR (compound annual growth rate) between now and 2025. This resonates well for Enviropacific which is well placed to respond to the growth in the market.

We continually demonstrate our capability in being able to provide high quality services around the country winning ALGA (Australasian Land and Groundwater Association) awards for remediating sites at Narellan, in Sydney’s south west, and at Stockton Beach, north of Newcastle.

The Narellan site housed a quarry, a brick repository and a registered landfill. Enviropacific excavated 84,000m3 of uncontrolled landfill materials, with more than 90% of suitable materials recovered and reused including surface water, bricks and concrete, steel and old rubber tyres. This project has now been nominated for an Australian Construction Award.

At Stockton (the largest continuous mobile sand dune system in the southern hemisphere), we carried out emergency remediation work after natural erosion exposed sections of the 32km beach to historic landfill containing asbestos and colliery waste. We excavated 12,000 tonnes of landfill waste from the beachfront, reconstructed and rehabilitated sensitive foredunes and helped protect and preserve the Worimi National Park.

These projects highlight our commitment and ability to make our communities safer and healthier; they also mean that we are well placed to be able to respond to the growing demands for environmental remediation services.