From truck to tip.

Weekly, household rubbish is collected and taken to landfill. As the waste decomposes, chemical and microbial activity create landfill gas.

Harnessing energy

The gas contains 40-60% methane, a source of energy with extraordinary potential. It is captured and funnelled through a 4.7km pipeline.

Innovating with industry

The gas is conditioned, treated and used to fire the kilns at Austral Brickworks. In fact, it contributes up to 85% of the total energy required.

Powering production

This process helps to create 130 million bricks every year. That’s enough to build around 145,000 homes for families.

Making a Sustainable future possible.

How we create a sustainable future