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Established in 1978, Bettergrow Pty Ltd has become one of the most innovative recyclers of organic residuals and by-products in Australia. With locations in both QLD and NSW, Bettergrow offer solutions that turn waste products such as drilling muds, biosolids, food waste, and grease trap waste into reusable products suitable for sale in a range of markets. Through the processing of these wastes and the beneficial reuse of extracted materials, Bettergrow continue to demonstrate their commitment to a circular economy.
As the NDD industry goes from strength to strength, Bettergrow have recognised the waste burden that comes with this otherwise highly reliable process. Bettergrow first opened one of NSW largest drilling mud recycling facilities in 2008 in Vineyard, NSW and later installed CDEnviro equipment in 2016. At this site, they continue to offer innovative solutions to assist drilling operators in the transport and disposal of non-destructive digging (NDD) muds at a competitive rate. Bettergrow’s most recent investment is worth over $10 million and marks a large expansion upon their already highly successful facility. The new facility will be situated at Wetherill Park NSW and will incorporate some of the latest technology in hydro excavation waste recycling.
At the new recycling facility, as with the current Vineyard facility, Bettergrow will continue to divert waste from landfill and beneficially re-use the recovered material.
The large-scale investment marks the third investment in CDEnviro equipment since 2016. The Wetherill Park facility will showcase some of the newest and most innovative technology in the waste industry including the CDEnviro HYDRO:TIP which is a patent-pending tipping station for vacuum tanker muds and other solid liquid wastes. Bettergrow customers that use the facility will benefit from significant cost savings on both transport and landfill.
Neale Hogarth, Operations Director at Bettergrow, noted his enthusiasm about the recent investment, “We are really excited to announce the development of the new Bettergrow facility at Wetherill Park. We’ve worked with CDEnviro for years now and have partnered with them on this project to ensure the highest level of technology for our customers. The facility is going to be huge but that’s because we know that the potential for waste to become resources is huge.”
The owner of Bettergrow, Neil Schembri, said “The large-scale recycling facility at Wetherill Park will enable Bettergrow to not only process larger volumes of drilling muds than ever before but also process a range or other complex and highly contaminated wastes. The next stage of development of the NSW site will be receiving food waste and other organics. We will again be working with CDEnviro to determine the most appropriate technology for these resources”.
The announcement of this monumental project further demonstrates Bettergrow’s drive to find innovative solutions to create resources from waste.