Talisman Sabre 2021

Veolia provides critical support services for Talisman Sabre 2021

Talisman Sabre 2021 is the largest bilateral combined training activity between the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and United States (US) military. Approximately 17,000 military personnel from seven international partner nations participated on land, air and sea.

The scale of this event required a coordinated and precise delivery of waste management services, catering to the wide geography of the exercise across 3 states and ADF sites.

Veolia supported the exercise through the provision of critical support services, including waste and recycling services,  portaloos, showers, hazardous waste management, generators and sanitary disposal. Over 450 tonnes of waste and recycling materials were collected and treated through the exercise. 

Veolia’s commitment to innovation extended to the provision of support staff and a digital waste reporting platform that consolidated data and provided analysis on the exercise’s environmental impact.


    Some interesting facts from across the 6 week exercise:

    Most vehicles covered between 12,000 - 15,000kms

    Veolia completed over 4000 portaloo services across approximately 200 PALs

    Completed over 1000 Front Lift services

    Collected and managed 457 tonnes of solid waste

    Serviced nearly 130,000 litres of liquid waste 

    13 local businesses were engaged