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Gross Pollution trap cleaning

  • 1.  Gross Pollution trap cleaning

    Posted 15 January 2019 23:35
    ​Hi mates,
    We are looking to go out to tender for the maintenance of our in-ground stormwater gross pollution traps.
    Can I get some help with how others dispose of the waste material.
    I understand there is a facility in Sydney that recycles it. I cant find them on the Google machine. Does anyone have a contact for them?
    Does anyone have a documented procedure for dewatering or decanting the waste material?


    Central Coast Council

  • 2.  RE: Gross Pollution trap cleaning

    Posted 23 January 2019 00:53
    Hi Sam,

    If you check with your local road maintenance operation you may find that there is already a designated area at your waste facility for use by Council's street sweepers which are generally wet materials just like you're about to clean out of the GPTs.  In my experience the collected waste is disposed of in an area onsite but away from the general landfill until it dries out sufficiently to be relocated to the face.  It's a simple but effective method of disposing of the waste if you're satisfied with it going to landfill.

    I haven't worked on any sites though that have had facilities to recycle the collected materials sorry.

    All the best with your cleaning program.

    Cheers. Ricey

    Sean Rice
    BE (Civil) MBA (TechMgt) CPEng NER RPEQ FIPWEAQ
    Managing Director
    Proterra Group
    M: 0488 715 700


  • 3.  RE: Gross Pollution trap cleaning

    Posted 23 January 2019 20:36

    Try Downer EDI – Pat Cappan at their Rosehill plant


    16 Memorial Avenue, PO Box 42 Merrylands NSW 2160

    +61 2 8757 9595

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