Recycling and recovery firm Suez has been awarded a couple of large waste contracts in Austrialia – both the waste collection contract for Brisbane (covering a 16 year period and a sum of €600 million), and the waste collection and recovery 7-year contract for the City of Parramatta, located in the Sydney metropolitan area.
Brisbane, capital of the Australian state of Queensland, is the largest local government in the country.
Brisbane City Council has renewed Suez’s contract for the general, recycling and green waste collection for the entire city. The Group will provide 150 new collection vehicles featuring innovative on-board computing technology which will provide the Council with the real-time tracking of vehicles, collections and access to detailed service information on the services being provided to residents. 180 employees will be mobilized to provide more than 125,000 waste collection services every day. The new collection contract will begin on 1st July 2018.
Suez will also be in charge of the collection of general waste, recycling, garden organics, and hard waste of Parramatta’s 230,000 residents. The Group will provide a new fleet of 33 vehicles equipped with on-board computing system, thus allowing the municipality to access to detailed information in real time.
The firm will also process and recover garden organic waste from the municipality into standardised compost, thus creating a local circular economy loop and supporting the municipality in meeting its target of 70% diversion of waste from landfill by 2018.