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Wollert waste to energy facility

Yarra Valley Water’s first waste to energy plant is an award-winning solution to the problem of organic waste polluting our environment.

The facility, located at Wollert in Melbourne’s north, became fully operational in May 2017 – a first for Victoria, and a first for the water industry in Australia. It processes a broad range of commercial food waste, turning it into renewable energy to power vital sanitation services.

Waste producers, such as markets or food manufacturers, deliver the equivalent of 33,000 tonnes of commercial food waste to the Wollert facility each year. This diverts thousands of tonnes of waste away from landfill and can produce around 22,000 kilowatt hours of electricity per day, the equivalent power demand of around 1,300 homes.

The facility sits next to Yarra Valley Water’s Aurora sewage treatment plant, generating enough energy to power the facility and the sewage treatment plant. Excess energy is exported to the electricity grid.

Turning waste into energy benefits Victoria by helping to reduce landfill, and cuts greenhouse gas emissions. By reducing our energy costs, these facilities will also help to keep water bills lower.

The plant, operated by ReWaste, is located at 525 Craigieburn Road East, Wollert. Waste deliveries are accepted from approved suppliers between 6.00am and 4.00pm, Monday to Friday.

Waste to energy benefits businesses, communities and our planet.

To register to be a business partner and start supplying waste to the Waste to Energy facility in Wollert, visit the ReWaste website.

To register to be a business partner and start supplying waste to the Waste to Energy facility in Wollert, visit the ReWaste website.

Visit ReWaste.com.au

Tour the facility

Take a virtual tour of the Wollert facility:

The facility is an operating business and is therefore not open to the public for tours.