Veolia acquires Ellwaste Waste & Recycling Services to grow waste business

Veolia, a global environmental solutions provider across water, waste and energy management, has acquired Ellwaste Waste and Recycling Services, a regional waste management business currently servicing rural New South Wales and Victoria.


Simon Tori, Veolia’s Group General Manager for Victoria and Tasmania, said the acquisition was aligned to Veolia’s strategy to grow its waste services business, to further promote landfill diversion and to enhance its offering for regional commercial, industrial and municipal waste customers.

“With this acquisition, we will be able to leverage growth in North West Victoria through expansion of our regional footprint, allowing us to increase our service offering to both new and existing customers,” said Mr. Tori. Veolia’s presence in Victoria already includes a number of depots in Keysborough, Brooklyn, Corio, Morwell, Shepparton, Wodonga and Wagga Wagga.

“We are also aiming to further expand our leading landfill diversion strategies and implement new technologies to increase waste processing efficiencies across the state,” continued Mr. Tori. 
Mr. Tori said Ellwaste was highly regarded in rural Victoria and New South Wales for its customer-centric consulting and dedication to the introduction of leading waste and recycling solutions.
“The partnership will allow our teams to accelerate a new phase for waste management and hopefully inspire a ripple effect for other regions,” said Mr. Tori. 

Since its inception in 1984, Ellwaste has grown to be one of the largest privately owned waste management companies in rural Victoria, servicing the northern half of the state and southern New South Wales.
Ellwaste’s Stephen Elliott, North West Regional Manager, said, “The combination of Veolia’s world-class network and global reach, with our technical expertise and on-the-ground knowledge, will create exciting opportunities.”

The management teams from both Veolia and Ellwaste are working closely together to ensure minimal disruption to existing operations for all customers, employees and suppliers. The Ellwaste team have joined Veolia’s existing Victorian commercial services business and together, they will seamlessly transition all involved stakeholders.


About Veolia Australia and New Zealand:
Veolia Australia and New Zealand (Veolia) is the region’s only environmental solutions organisation with specific capabilities across water and wastewater treatment, energy management, waste and resource recovery services, and industrial cleaning and facilities maintenance services. Veolia employs over 4000 employees and operates across more than 120 locations within the region.

About Veolia Global:
Veolia group is the global leader in optimized resource management. With over 163 000 employees worldwide, the Group designs and provides water, waste and energy management solutions that contribute to the sustainable development of communities and industries. Through its three complementary business activities, Veolia helps to develop access to resources, preserve available resources, and to replenish them.

In 2016, the Veolia group supplied 100 million people with drinking water and 61 million people with wastewater service, produced 54 million megawatt hours of energy and converted 31 million metric tons of waste into new materials and energy. Veolia Environnement (listed on Paris Euronext: VIE) recorded consolidated revenue of €24.39 billion in 2016.

About Ellwaste Waste and Recycling Services:
Ellwaste is one of the largest privately owned waste management Companies in Rural Victoria servicing the Northern half of the State and Southern NSW.

Their main office is situated in Cohuna with depots in Echuca, Mildura and Swan Hill, employing a workforce of 145 personnel and operating a fleet of 15 side loaders, 6 front lift, 1 rear loader, 9 roll on roll off trucks and trailers, 2 B Double trucks, 4 landfill compactors, 5 excavators, 1 scraper and 7 hygiene services collection vans.
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