Waste & Resource Recovery

Victorian SOLVE treatment facility now EPA-approved

Enviropacific announced that its SOLVE treatment facility in Altona, Victoria, has now received EPA-approval for its licence to treat Category A, B and C prescribed industrial wastes.

The SOLVE facility will support Victoria’s strategic approach to maximise the diversion of contaminated soil and prescribed industrial wastes from landfill by providing sustainable waste solutions nationally.

Traditionally, contaminated soils have been managed through direct disposal to landfill, which is the lowest tier of best practice waste management. SOLVE aims to provide a better solution to waste owners, ensuring ethical business practices and regulatory compliance.

“Our strength lies in our ability to design for, to handle, and treat difficult wastes. Our highly credible and established performance history gives confidence that we can solve any complex waste challenge,” Enviropacific said.

“SOLVE will continue to remove contaminated materials from sites across Melbourne and the rest of Australia, diverting unnecessary waste from landfill, aligning with Enviropacific’s mission to create safer, healthier communities.”

Enviropacific applies advanced thermal desorption technology, which uses heat to separate contaminants from soil in a fully-enclosed system with optimised control over emissions, in line with set regulatory limits.

The process breaks down contaminants into carbon dioxide, water and the acidic gases generated as part of the process are captured in the form of salt. Dust generated is collected by special filter bags and returned to the process to help form the final product, which is clean soil.

The facility is continuously monitored in accordance with Enviropacific’s licence conditions and regulated by local Hobsons Bay Council, the Victorian EPA and both state and Federal governments.

SOLVE is also an active participant in the Altona Complex Neighbourhood Consultative Group, which enables the community to participate together to encourage continuous environmental improvement and the regularly monitor environmental, health and safety performance of the Altona chemical complex and to receive formal feedback.

For more information about how SOLVE can benefit your operations, call 1300 995 116 or email info@solvefacilities.com.au