Cleanaway plans $500m waste-to-energy plant in Sydney

Cleanaway Waste Management has revealed plans to develop a massive waste-to-energy plant in Western Sydney, a move the company insists will help put Sydney’s rubbish to good use, but is likely to reignite the debate over the merits of burning rubbish to produce electricity.

Renew Economy is reporting the company anticipates the $500 million project will be able to utilise up to 500,000 tonnes of household and business waste that is unable to be recycled, and will convert the waste into enough electricity to power up to 65,000 homes.

The project is a joint venture between Cleanaway and Macquarie Capital’s Green Investment Group and expects to be able to divert up to a third of Western Sydney’s waste that would otherwise end up in a landfill.

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