Project summaries: 2013 Major Resource Recovery Infrastructure program

2013 Major Resource Recovery Infrastructure
OrganisationProject titleAmount $

Boral Cement Limited

Boral Berrima cement kiln alternative fuel

4,084,821

Global Renewables Australia

Eastern Creek UR-3R facility RDF circuit and expansion

5,000,000

Great Lakes Council Tuncurry Resource Recovery Park

1,000,000

Kimbriki Resource Recovery Centre KEE - landfill resource recovery facility

1,175,000

OneSteel Recycling Project advantage: Hexham stage two

2,000,000

Shellharbour City Council

Dunmore resource recovery redevelopment (R3)

2,050,250

Veolia Environmental Services (Australia) Pty Ltd

Camellia Recycling Centre

5,000,000

7 Projects

TOTAL

$20,310,071

Boral Cement Ltd
Boral Berrima cement kiln alternative fuel
$4,084,821

Boral will replace 20 per cent of the coal it currently uses at its Berrima cement works with waste timber and tyres to generate energy. Using technology that is already being successfully applied in cement manufacturing in Europe, the $9.2 million project will have a built recycling capacity of 80,000 tonnes a year, turning wood and chipped tyre waste into an alternative fuel and reducing emissions by 34,000 tonnes a year. The upgrade involves installing plant and machinery to feed the refuse derived fuel (RDF) to the kiln as well as modifications to the exhaust system. Boral's Berrima cement works supplies around 60 per cent of the state's demand for cement, mainly for use in concrete. It contributes around $60 million a year to the NSW economy and directly employs 130 people.

Global Renewables Australia
Eastern Creek UR-3R facility RDF circuit and expansion
$5,000,000

Global Renewables will build a new refuse derived fuel (RDF) facility at its Eastern Creek UR-3R site to turn the residual waste that is currently landfilled into an alternative fuel. The new facility, along with other elements of the project, will increase recycling capacity at the site by 40,000 tonnes a year. Further upgrades include covering the compost maturation area and increasing heavy metals recovery. The facility currently employs 80 people and processes 220,000 tonnes of household kerbside waste a year, recovering more than 65 percent. Nine more full-time jobs will be created once the new RDF facility is up and running, in addition to jobs created during construction.

Great Lakes Council
Tuncurry Resource Recovery Park
$1,000,000

The closure of Tuncurry landfill will see its transformation as a resource recovery park to boost recycling and reduce the amount of waste being sent to the Minimbah landfill that will replace it. This project involves the construction of a waste transfer station at Tuncurry which will enable incoming waste to be separated and sorted to maximise recovery, including scrap metals, household recyclables, appliances and second-hand building materials, tyres and landscape supplies. The existing 'Tip Shop' will also be expanded to increase reuse and sale of reusable items. The new facility will have a built recycling capacity of 7,000 tonnes per annum.

Kimbriki Resource Recovery Centre
KEE landfill resource recovery facility
$1,175,000

The Kimbriki Environmental Enterprises (KEE) landfill resource recovery facility will divert a further 14,000 tonnes of waste from landfill each year by boosting the capacity to recover even more household and business waste coming to the site. The project consists of three components. A small vehicle drop-off centre enabling people to hand unload self-sorted recyclables, including materials that can be reused and resold at the Buy Back Centre. A small vehicle waste transfer station, enabling drivers to unload small loads of mixed waste for further sorting, and a large vehicle drop-off and mechanised waste sorting facility to pre-sort mixed waste using mobile machinery, followed by automated and manual extraction of the valuable resources that can be reused or recycled. Once operational, the upgrades are expected to generate 16 full-time jobs.

OneSteel Recycling
Project advantage:  Hexham stage two $2,000,000

Steel currently accounts for 75 per cent by weight of the recovery from cars, whitegoods and other metals fed into OneSteel Recycling's Hexham shredder. In this project, the remaining component called shredder floc will be processed to remove the non-ferrous metals saving approximately 20,000 tonnes of waste going to landfill each year.

Shellharbour City Council
Dunmore resource recovery redevelopment (R3)
$2,050,250

The Dunmore resource recovery redevelopment consists of two phases which when completed, will enable 75 per cent of the waste received at the site to be diverted from landfill, amounting to 243,000 tonnes over 20 years. This funding will support phase one of the project involving an upgrade to the existing transfer station and the charity-run Revolve Centre. Phase 2 proposes an enclosed organics processing facility for food and garden waste.

Veolia Environmental Services (Australia) Pty Ltd
Camellia recycling centre
$5,000,000

Veolia's Camellia Recycling Centre will be Sydney's first purpose-built facility to recycle commercial and industrial (C&I) waste. It will process up to 150,000 tonnes of non-putrescible waste from business and industry each year, tapping into advances in technology to recover 50 percent of the recyclable material from a mixed waste stream. The $22.4 million project will recover paper/cardboard, metals, aggregates, plastics and timber and have the capacity to produce refuse derived fuel (RDF) suitable for future energy from waste generation.

 

Page last updated: 27 July 2015