Waste To Energy

Toxfree has committed resources to the development of a new Waste to Energy facility in Karratha for processing wastes such as drilling muds, oily sludges, solvents, dewatered mud and oily adsorbents and filters.
Currently Toxfree sorts and consolidates waste from its operations on Tom Price Road, before the waste is trucked to appropriate facilities for disposal.The by-products of existing available treatment options often result in disposal to landfill.Waste to Energy is regarded as a more sustainable and environmentally beneficial technology and ranks higher in the waste hierarchy.

The right choice for Australia and the planet

Toxfree is excited to embark on this revolutionary waste management program, helping to better manage local waste without expensive transportation. When completed, the facility will support local mineral extraction organisations, offering them more options for the treatment and management of mining by-products.
The proposed facility has many benefits including:
• Creating 30 local employment opportunities at the facility including expansion of the Company’s indigenous traineeship program.
• Generating energy, for on-site use, equivalent to powering 1800 average Australian households,
• Treating Pilbara waste in the Pilbara.
• Reducing local vehicle movements by 200 trucks per year.
• Reducing road transport of waste by 300,000 km per year.
• Reducing greenhouse gas emissions from transport by 400 tonnes CO2e per year.
• Diverting 24,000 tonnes of treated waste from landfill through recycling and reuse opportunities.
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HazPak

The HazPak 3000 is a densification system which provides extremely high levels of efficiency in removal of unwanted residues in order to recover recyclable materials such as steel and paint from used paint tins, oil filters, aerosols and gas cylinders.
Liquid or gaseous residues are recovered and reused or recycled depending upon the waste stream. Toxfree provides a resource recovery and recycling service for a wide range of hazardous and non-hazardous chemicals and chemical contaminated materials. These include; flammables, corrosives, toxic chemicals, oxidisers and reactives.

General descriptions include: industrial chemical raw materials, obsolete finished product, defective product, byproducts, residue containers, contaminated rags and wipes.

Some specifically accepted waste types include:
• Paints
• Thinners
• Solvents
• Aerosols
• Inks
• Oils
• Greases
• Coolant Liquids
• Acids
• Cleaning Compounds
• Photographic Compounds
• Batteries
• Mercury
• Heavy Metals

Packaging

Toxfree offers a specialist service for resource recovery from the following forms of packaging: steel drums, tins, equipment-decontamination and shredding, plastic drums, pails, stretchwrap, pallets, cores, trays, rollers, reels caps and other packaging items. Our company has the capabilities needed to remove residue from a range of recyclable materials, rendering them ready for reuse. Ensure your business is as responsible and environmentally friendly as possible by investing in recycling support services from Toxfree.

Metals

Toxfree’s Narangba plant in Brisbane destroys PCB oil and PCB-contaminated oil contained in obsolete electrical transformers and capacitors. Transformers contain significant quantities of copper and steel, which are decontaminated by use of a thermal desorption process resulting in the recovery of clean metal which is subsequently sold for recycling.

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