Recycling organic waste at Port Kembla Steelworks laboratories

This project consisted of identifying opportunities to recycle organic waste generated at the laboratory instead of sending the waste off site for treatment and disposal. A number of strategies were identified where the waste products could be introduced into existing waste treatment processes within steelmaking processes e.g. waste water and organics. The diversion of waste, previously sent offsite for treatment or landfill, has minimised handling risks, increased resource recovery and delivered an annual saving of $4,070 in avoided waste disposal costs.