Cleanaway Waste Management Limited announced that a fire at its medical waste processing facility in Dandenong, Victoria has caused significant damage to the equipment at the site. As a result, the operations of the Health Services business unit in Victoria will be disrupted for a period of time. No Cleanaway staff or contractors at the site were injured in the fire.
There has not been any environmental damage from the fire and all firewater was contained on the site. Cleanaway is currently exploring alternative disposal pathways to treat and dispose of the medical waste that would otherwise be processed at the site, including temporary license approvals to treat and dispose of waste at other Cleanaway facilities and disposal with third parties. Cleanaway will work with affected customers to minimize disruption to their service.