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87 Pederick Road, Neerabup WA 6031
08 6401 9000

The Neerabup BioVision ARRT Facility is located 31 kilometres from Perth in Western Australia and has the capacity to process up to 100,000 tonnes of mixed solid waste each year, converting approximately 70% of recovered material into premium market-quality compost.

The facility uses a two-stage composting system to process the mixed solid waste (MSW) from Mindarie Regional Council (MRC), Western Australia's largest waste management authority, managing the collection, disposal and treatment of waste by some 500,000 residents living in its locality. The MRC is composed of seven member Councils: the City of Wanneroo, City of Stirling, City of Perth, City of Joondalup, Town of Cambridge, City of Vincent and Town of Victoria Park.

The facility produces around 40,000 tonnes of high quality mixed source compost each year.

Rapid Initial Aerobic Composting

This process involves composting the MSW over three days in a drum composter - a large, rotating steel cyclinder.  The material is seeded with bacteria from previous batches of composted material, trapped in steel channels in the drum.  This rapidly begins the decomposition of new material, aided by aeration of the material via constant rotation of the drum.  Initial composting also dries the material, separating the organic material from the non-organic contaminants.

Material is then ejected from the drum composter and refined using a trommel - a large, rotating cyclindrical sieve which allows fine, composted oganics to fall through the trommel wall as it rotates. A windsifter is used to remove light contaminants, some of which can be recycled.

Further Aerobic Composting

The composted refined organics are loaded into bays in an enclosed composting hall.  Every one to three days a turning machine mixes the material in each bay and rolls it further along the bay.  Water is also added as needed, and air is blown up through the compost.  By optimising oxygen, moisture and temperature levels this process maintains optimal conditions for breakdown of the waste, producing high quality mixed source compost within approximately 28 days.

Following this stage, the compost is further refined and processed to ensure it meets end use specifications.

Iron-based metals are removed with large magnets, oversized contaminants are removed for disposal and the remaining fine matierals are crushed, reducing any glass to a sand-like consistency.

Neerabup Education Centre

Starting at the onsite Education Centre, MRC and SUEZ offer tours of the Neerabup BioVision ARRT Facility. All visitors to SUEZ facilities are required to wear enclosed footwear at all times. Visitors who arrive without appropriate footwear may be refused entry.

Want to know more?

To discuss your recycling and waste management requirements simply call 13 13 35. Alternatively, fill in our online customer enquiry form.

To provide feedback on any environmental matters you believe may be associated with one of our NSW facilities, please call 1800 ENV REP (1800 368 737).

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