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Reducing triple interceptor pump out costs?


Our Preventative Maintenance Program Can Help

Envirofriendly are professional waste treatment consultants, we specialize in custom tailored programs for high volume kitchens and food outlets using our biological products to prevent odours and blockages in drain lines and speed up the break down of waste in triple interceptors (grease traps) that cause blockages, smells and costly cleaning.

  • Prevents odours and blockages in high volume drain lines in your commercial kitchen or food outlet.
  • Speeds up the break down of waste in grease traps
  • Backed up by on going monitoring and support from over 20 years experience

We can also manage all evacuations of grease traps and sewage collection pits, liaise with trade waste officers and councils on evacuation extensions and other issues, thus relieving building and operations managers with less headaches.

Talk to Envirofriendly today about Preventative Maintenance Program and its cost savings for your business or premises!

Contact us now for more information on how we can cut your costs or your FREE PROPOSAL

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Can I reduce water usage in my building?


Our Washroom Water Minimization Program Can Help

Australia is one of the driest continents on Earth with an increasing population and ever increasing pressure on our precious natural water sources and therefore greater pressure on water infrastructure. This results in a need to reduce water usage.

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” Our water consumption for the first quarter using Envirofriendly’s Water Minimization Program dropped by 25% compared to the same period the year before.”

Senior Building Services Manager, Dexus Property Group 

Propterty owners and professional management companies are wanting to increase their buildings environmental ratings. including Global Property Trust, Dexus, and Jones Lang LaSalle are some long term clients.

Envirofriendly’s Water Minimization Program is designed for both flushing or waterless urinals to reduce odours, and blockages in urinals in Men’s Washrooms. No unpleasent regular tasks in urinal drains to change products or unclog things to keep them functioning.

As part of our Water Minimization Program, Envirofriendly will each month supply our specifically designed UrinalKleen for the sites cleaners to use for cleaning and no extra functions to normal washroom cleaning are required.

Envirofriendly inspect the site regularly to ensure the cleaners are trained and using the product correctly. We also liase with the Building Manager and Cleaning Manager to determine and problems onsite and areas that may need improving and… help you manage your building by eliminating problems like smells and blockages in drains and urinals.

This is backed up by our 25 years of history in the industry and regular ongoing assessments with reports supplied to our clients as part of the program.

Major developments that have saved thousands of dollars include:

  • Riverside Centre Brisbane
  • 383 Kent Street Sydney
  • 818 Bourke Street Docklands
  • 800 Bourke Street Docklands
  • 44 Market Street Sydney
  • MLC Centre Sydney

And many more…

Download our Water Minimization Program Executive Summary here.

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Men’s Washrooms: Cut urinal deep cleaning costs by over 88%


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Here’s how we help you manage washroom facilities and cut costs…

Recently while meeting an existing customer who has been a valued client since 2011 raised concerns about occasional smells and slow running drains in the urinals in the Men’s Washrooms. The site in Melbourne utilizes our Water Minimization Program in the Men’s Washrooms for treating the urinals to reduce odours and blockages as well as making vital water savings with reduced flushing. The building is a multi level high rise commercial office building with high tenant traffic using the 30 urinals on site.

After some further research we discovered that the last time a deep clean had been carried out on any of the urinals was prior to the commencement of our program back in 2011. We recommended that deep cleans be carried out throughout the building to remove any build up of organic waste that might be causing the odours and drains to run slowly.

We liaised with a local commercial plumber for them to quote for deep cleans to be done throughout the whole building. On receiving this quote the Facility Managers weren’t at all keen to proceed due to the high costs and the inconvenience it causes to the tenants. Due to the regular use of our biological products at this site our Water Minimization Program degrades and softens up the organic waste in the pipes and is a lot easier to remove than normal and the use of a jet rodder wasn’t necessary. After speaking to the plumber and organizing a trail run the plumber could carry out a deep clean with a standard hose with a high pressure nozzle making it easier for the plumber and cutting the cost of the work by over 80% for this site.

Major developments that have saved thousands of dollars include:

  • Riverside Centre Brisbane
  • 383 Kent Street Sydney
  • 818 Bourke Street Docklands
  • 800 Bourke Street Docklands
  • 44 Market Street Sydney
  • MLC Centre Sydney

If you have particular problems we want to help you. We will design a solution for you… and… if it doesn’t work it will cost you NOTHING.

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Tundra Trap: First Unit Installed To Aid On Site Sewerage Treatment Plant


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A leading Sunshine Coast camp site is the first to roll out Tundra Trap to aid Sewerage Treatment Plant meet strict effluent criterias.

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Tundra Trap™ – Aust Patent No. 2012101773

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Due to fluctuating work loads and often high peak loads on the site’s Sewerage Treatmant Plant the strict effluent levels required by Environmental Protection Agency aren’t easily met. Envirofriendly recommended Tundra Trap™ to the site to reduce the amounts of Fats, Oils and Grease entering the STP from the kitchen to aid the plant. The Pollutants discharged from Tundra Trap™ has dropped markedly and helped facilitate a more effective Sewerage Treatment Plant and helped obtain effluent criteria.

Talk to Envirofriendly today about Tundra Trap™ and its cost savings for your business or premises!
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Envirofriendly launch Enviro-Seal for Waterless Urinals


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Envirofriendly are proud to release our latest product to the market Enviro-Seal.

Enviro-Seal is a 100% natural environmentally friendly blocking fluid\sealant for waterless urinals. Enviro-Seal brings the Aussie bush to your washroom with its unique smell!

Available now in a 1 litre, 2 litre and 5 litre bottles

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Kitchen Practices: Here’s how Envirofriendly can help alert you and address any bad kitchen practices that might be causing issues or damaging infrastructure as part of our program!


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In 2002, A tropical island resort on the Great Barrier Reef approached us as they had been having issues with their Sewerage Treatment Plant…

Due to the location of the resort it had strict effluent criteria’s it was required to meet under its licence agreement. Envirofriendly put a proposal together for our tailored Preventative Maintenance Program. We choose the kitchen as the starting point to pre-treat the waste coming from the kitchen as the Sewerage Treatment Plant wouldn’t have the right bacteria in it naturally to break down this type of waste effectively. Our program was designed to treat the hydraulic trade waste lines from the main kitchen preventing smells and blockages, as well as speeding up the break down of waste in the grease traps which also allowed for us to reduce the frequency of the grease trap evacuations. Additionally we supplied product to the cleaners for treating the ensuites to help create the right biological balance in the Sewerage Treatment Plant to speed up the break down of waste creating cleaner effluent.

Over the next few months, the effluent levels in the treatment plant improved, however the Engineer was noticing some odours from under the main kitchen. On further investigation by our staff we found that the kitchen staff had removed the drain cover from the floor drains in the kitchen that they been stuffing food waste into. As a result the drain blocked up which the staff tried to clear using the end of a mop handle. Envirofriendly don’t recommend this method as they punched a hole in the bottom on the S bend causing further waste to fall to the ground under the building to decay and extra costs of having pipework repaired.

One of the keys to our programs is to alert management to any bad practices that may cause damage to infrastructure or just be bad for the environment for them to be addressed and things improved.
All of our programs are backed up by our 25 years of history in the industry and regular ongoing assessments with reports supplied to our clients as part of the program. Talk to Envirofriendly today about how our Preventative Maintenance Program can help you better manage your building and importantly reduce costs!

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Men’s Washrooms: So you don’t suffer from blockages or slow running urinals, but do you want to save vital water without high refurbishment costs!


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Australia is one of the driest continents on Earth with an increasing population and ever increasing pressure on our precious natural water sources and therefore greater pressure on water infrastructure. This results in a need to reduce water usage.

We often get comments from people saying they don’t suffer from slow running or blockages in their Urinals, however our Water Minimization Program can help your business or building save vital water usage with out expensive bathroom refurbishments. Our custom tailored program is designed for both flushing or waterless urinals to reduce odours, and blockages in urinals in Men’s Washrooms as well as save water. No unpleasent regular tasks in urinal drains to change products or unclog things to keep them functioning by cleaner or maintenance staff.

This is backed up by our 25 years of history in the industry and regular ongoing assessments with reports supplied to our clients as part of the program.

Major developments that have saved thousands of dollars include:

  • Riverside Centre Brisbane
  • 383 Kent Street Sydney
  • 818 Bourke Street Docklands
  • 800 Bourke Street Docklands
  • 44 Market Street Sydney
  • MLC Centre Sydney

And many more…

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Contact us now for more information or your FREE PROPOSAL…


Tundra Trap: A leading Brisbane night club is the first in Australia to roll out Envirofriendly’s new innovative Tundra Trap™ waste treatment system!


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Located in Brisbane’s CBD previously this club regularly had issues with their sewer pump well fouling causing, the grease trap to back up and overflow into the car park…

Modern kitchen equipment and dishwashers operate at very high temperatures and the waste water in grease traps is often over 40 degrees Celsius for extended periods. The FOGs, under these conditions, remain emulsified in the liquid and are discharged into the sewer system; causing major problems and fines for excessive effluent levels.

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Tundra Trap™ is a grease trap cooling system that can either be retro fitted to an existing grease trap or a new stand alone system.

Pollutants discharged to the sewer system will drop markedly thus saving on Trade Waste fees and continue to make greater savings as councils work towards a user pay system for the effluent strength being discharged to sewer from Trade Waste.

Our products will extend grease trap evacuations from 4 weekly to 8 OR further to 12 weeks.

Since installing Tundra Trap™ in 2011 they had no further issues with the pump well and made further cost savings of up to $70,000 per year.

We can also manage all evacuations of grease traps and sewage collection pits, liaise with trade waste officers and councils on evacuation extensions and other issues, thus relieving building and operations managers with less headaches.

Talk to Envirofriendly today about Tundra Trap™ and its cost savings for your business or premises!

Contact us now for more information or your PROPOSAL…

Tundra Trap™ – Aust Patent No. 2012101773


Here’s how to stop sewer pump well overflows and reduce pump out costs!


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In 2002 a leading Brisbane shopping centre had been having regular issues with its pumps fouling in the main sewer pump well…

Upon further investigation, most of the issues were caused by the build up of untreated waste on the walls, floats and pumps themselves within the pump well that was flowing through from the grease traps. The pump well was also having to be cleaned every 2 months and grease traps evacuated every 4 weeks.

Envirofriendly put a proposal together for centre management for our Preventative Maintenance Program for each of the food outlets in the centre. Our program was designed to treat the hydraulic trade waste lines from each of the outlets preventing smells and blockages and also speed up the break down of waste in the triple interceptors (grease traps) creating cleaner effluent flowing into the sewer pump well.

Below is a before and after photos of the pump well showing the differences.

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The pump well is now only cleaned every 6 months with grease trap evacuations every 12 weeks.

All of our programs are backed up by our 25 years of history in the industry and regular ongoing assessments with reports supplied to our clients as part of the program. Talk to Envirofriendly today about a tailored Preventative Maintenance Program for your business or building today!

We want a long term working relationship with you. Therefore… we guarantee our services that if it doesn’t do what we say it will it won’t cost you anything.

Contact us now for more information or your FREE PROPOSAL…


Men’s Washrooms: Making cost savings on deep cleans in hydraulic lines – Here’s what we don’t recommend doing!


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Over the last 25 years of being in business our staff have come across some classic things, so here’s one we would like to share with you and highly recommend that you don’t do…

A leading shopping centre in Brisbane’s CBD had been suffering from major blockages in their hydraulic lines from the Urinals in the Men’s Washrooms. Looking to reduce escalating maintenance costs from plumbers on a regular basis carrying out deep cleans on the hydraulic lines, the maintenance staff took it upon themselves to use hydrochloric acid to clear the lines. While this might have seemed to work in the short term, hydrochloric acid also damages everything in sight including expensive copper pipes and is not good for the environment. This was soon discovered the next time a plumber was required to use his high pressure jet rodder to clear the lines causing the pipes to break in the car park blowing waste all over the exotic cars of clients.

At Envirofriendly we think it is much safer to use UrinalKleen and our custom tailored Water Minimization Program. We won’t only reduce the costs of deep cleans in a much safer environmentally way, but also save water to further reduce your costs.

This is backed up by our 25 years of history in the industry and regular ongoing assessments with reports supplied to our clients as part of the program.

Major developments that have saved thousands of dollars include:

  • Riverside Centre Brisbane
  • 383 Kent Street Sydney
  • 818 Bourke Street Docklands
  • 800 Bourke Street Docklands
  • 44 Market Street Sydney
  • MLC Centre Sydney

And many more…

So don’t be like this story, talk to Envirofriendly today about a tailored Water Minimization Program for your business or building today!

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Contact us now for more information or your FREE PROPOSAL…


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