Australia – Australia’s leading waste and recycling management company Cleanaway has increased its recycling capacity in Brisbane through the opening of a new recycling and resource recovery centre in the Hemmant district of the city. It has the capacity to receive, recover and recycle 75 000 tonnes of waste a year for an increase of approximately 50% over the facility it replaces.
Materials to be sorted at the new facility for recycling will include OCC, overissue magazines, overissue news, mixed reels, mixed cores, bulk bags, mixed plastics and polystyrene. ‘The Hemmant site offers a range of services for the South East Queensland and Regional Commercial and Industrial Collections businesses,’ explains general manager Neil Perry. Businesses can put the recyclables in a single bin ‘and these are separated, sorted and baled at the Hemmant facility ready for domestic or export sale’.
The new facility, at just over 6000 cubic metres, has a drive-through capability for more effective loading and unloading. ‘The site is designed and laid out to improve the flow of product and materials from raw, pre-processed product through to finished, baled material ready for transport to the port (of Brisbane) or domestic buyers and reprocessors,’ Perry adds.