Tox Free to provide waste management services for BHP’s Olympic Dam mine

22 February 2016 (Last Updated February 22nd, 2016 18:30)

Tox Free Solutions has secured a five-year contract to provide industrial and waste management services for BHP Billiton's Olympic Dam mine 560km north of Adelaide, South Australia.

Olympic Dam

Tox Free Solutions has secured a five-year contract to provide industrial and waste management services for BHP Billiton's Olympic Dam mine 560km north of Adelaide, South Australia.

The underground mine produces copper cathode, uranium oxide concentrate, gold and silver.

Set to begin in June, the contract will cover management of all waste from mining operations, industrial cleaning and quarantine services, landfill management, and recycling.

"The contract will cover management of all waste from mining operations, industrial cleaning and quarantine services, landfill management, and recycling."

Tox Free Solutions managing director Steve Gostlow said: "We've been able to demonstrate to client's improvement in productivity and cost savings without compromising our values of safety, reliability and sustainability and we are very optimistic about the opportunity to demonstrate our capability to BHP Billiton through the award of the Olympic Dam contract.

"Tox Free continues to remain focused on organic growth opportunities through award of total waste management and industrial service contracts with blue chip clients throughout Australia. Our contract pipeline remains strong with over $80m of contracts."

Around 70% of Olympic Dam mine's revenue comes from copper, 25% from uranium, and the rest from silver and gold.

The mine has been owned and operated by BHP Billiton since 2005 and was previously owned by Western Mining.

Olympic Dam opened in 1988, with an underground mine, an integrated metallurgical processing plant and open-air tailings storage facilities have been constructed.


Image: The main shafts of Olympic Dam Cu-U-Au-Ag mine in South Australia. Photo: courtesy of Geomartin.