Disaster Recovery Projects

Our team are uniquely experienced and resourced to run natural disaster clean up projects.

Brisbane Floods, 2022

In the wake of the devastating March Floods in Brisbane, BWC was contracted by Suez to assist with flood recovery efforts in multiple locations.

Our team and fleet of machinery and trucks worked around the clock clearing out and removing all the soiled and rotten produce from the Brisbane markets.

We then began clearing out the flooded waste from Toombul Shopping Centre, which had experienced its worst flood in the centre’s 55 year history, with the water rising to waist height throughout the ground floor level.

Lismore Floods, 2022

Our team worked 12 hour shifts, 7 days a week to set up and run the Emergency Waste Transfer Station at Alstonville, processing waste and helping with kerbside cleanup from all over the Northern Rivers area.

Trucks full of waste arrived at a rate of one per minute, while our team sorted and processed material day and night. 

By the third day, the waste pile was 13.5m high. After approximately 2 weeks, 58,000 tonnes of waste had been dumped at this transfer station.

Floods, 2021

In 2021, NSW suffered severe flooding. Suez contracted our team for 6 weeks to run their clean up projects in Kempsey, Taree and Port Macquarie.

Bushfires, 2020

Following the devastating bushfires in 2020, our team mobilised to Narooma in NSW for nearly two months to assist Eurobodalla Shire Council with their recovery project.

A wide view of diggers and trucks cleaning up the destruction of the bushfires in 2020 as part of BWC's disaster recovery projects.
A photo of the the BWC team at one of their disaster recovery projects at Port Stephens in 2015.

Port Stephens, 2015

In 2015, BWC were contracted again by SITA to assist with recovery and clean up efforts in Port Stephens (NSW), as well as Rockhampton and Yeppoon following Cyclone Marcia.

Our team quickly mobilised the required equipment and efficiently set up and ran multiple transfer stations, sorting and clearing debris.

Bundaberg Floods, 2013

BWC assisted SITA with the clean up in Bundaberg after the 2013 floods.

We ran multiple transfer stations, utilising our heavy machinery and trucks with our team sorting and moving debris.

A photo of the the BWC team at one of their disaster recovery projects at Bundaberg in 2013. The team clean up debris and rubbish with their fleet of excavators and wheel loaders.