Project summaries: 2016 Resource recovery facility enhancement and expansion

OrganisationProject titleAmount $   
Albury City Council Albury waste management centre enhancement 298,320
Australian Paper Recovery Pty Ltd APR baling and packing shed expansion project 153,750
Grima Environmental Services Pty Ltd Grima resource recovery facility expansion 858,783
Kurrajong Waratah Upgrade of material recovery facility-feed system and front-end loader 161,000
Lake Macquarie City Council Resource recovery station at Lake Macquarie's landfill 530,000
Lismore City Council Lismore waste sorting facility enhancement and expansion 1,000,000
Tox Free Australia Pty Ltd Hazpak MK II - container washing unit 300,000
Veolia Environmental Services (Australia) Pty Ltd Greenacre resource recovery facility upgrade 250,000
Wollongong Recycling and Building Supplies Pty Ltd Kembla Grange commercial and industrial material recovery facility and resource recovery facility 672,800
9 projects totalling $4,224,653

Project summaries

Albury City Council
Albury waste management centre enhancement
$298,320

Albury Waste Management Centre is the region's major waste disposal facility, offering a range of recycling, resource recovery and waste management initiatives. From works already undertaken, municipal and solid waste to landfill has reduced by 48 per cent on 2010 levels and is projected to reduce further to 61 per cent on 2010 levels by end of 2016. This project will introduce mechanical means to enhance resource recovery, achieving additional diversion of over 10,000 tonnes per annum.

Australian Paper Recovery Pty Ltd
APR baling and packing shed expansion project
$153,750

Australian Paper Recovery will expand its paper and cardboard baling and recycling facility in Smithfield. The project will involve installation of a new baler and associated infrastructure to process and bale additional paper and cardboard and plastic waste that was previously going to landfill. The project will increase processing capacity at the facility from 14,000 tonnes per annum to 19,000 tonnes per annum.

Grima Environmental Services Pty Ltd
Grima resource recovery facility expansion
$858,783

Grima Environmental Services is a family-owned business that operates a collection and aggregation facility for commercial and industrial paper and cardboard at its site in Wetherill Park. The project will upgrade existing storage facilities to enable the installation of additional sorting and baling equipment. The facility will then be able to accept clean plastic film for recycling. The amount of recyclable material received and consolidated will increase from 60,000 tonnes per annum to 99,000 tonnes per annum.

Kurrajong Waratah
Upgrade of material recovery facility-feed system and front-end loader
$161,000

This project will increase the capacity of a recycling facility in Wagga Wagga by upgrading the in feed system to enable the facility to reach its full capacity potential of 27,200 tonnes per annum, which will enable it to achieve a targeted recovery rate at or about 95%. The increased capacity will meet the projected community needs until 2026 and enable Wagga Wagga to accept material from local government areas that currently do not provide or have limited recycling services. In the long-term this will allow kerbside recycling to be implemented in many more centres in the Riverina and Murray regions.

Lake Macquarie City Council
Resource recovery station at Lake Macquarie's landfill
$530,000

The project will construct a resource recovery station to recover up to 15,000 tonnes of material going to landfill. Recovered resources will include metals, e-waste, general recyclables, green waste, wood other timbers and recovered construction and demolition waste.

Lismore City Council
Lismore waste sorting facility enhancement and expansion
$1,000,000

This multi-stage project will result in the recovery of recyclable material from the commercial and industrial waste and municipal waste from the Lismore Region. The first stage involves the manual sorting of the wastes to better assess the composition of the waste streams and will last for 12 months. The results from stage one will be used to design a permanent sorting system using screens, magnets and a manual sorting deck for stage two. Stage one will see 12,500 tonnes sorted with the aim of recovering 2640 tonnes. Stage two will see 19,392 tonnes sorted with 8039 tonnes of materials recovered for recycling and reuse.

Tox Free Australia Pty Ltd
Hazpak MK II - container washing unit
$300,000

This project will install a Hazpak MKII shredder at a St Marys facility to de-package household hazardous waste and separate the contents for use an alternate fuel source. The washing station will decontaminate plastics and metals for recycling.

Veolia Environmental Services (Australia) Pty Ltd
Greenacre resource recovery facility upgrade
$250,000

An upgrade and modification to the Greenacre resource recovery facility will involve extending the existing recycling building for material recycling operations. Through the use of the material handler it is anticipated that an additional 3,000 tonnes per annum of materials such as wood, metal, concrete, brick, plastic and mattresses will be recovered.

Wollongong Recycling and Building Supplies Pty Ltd
Kembla Grange commercial and industrial material recovery facility and resource recovery facility
$672,800

Through this project the Kembla Grange facility will be expanded to process an additional 26,000 tonnes per annum of mixed dry commercial and industrial waste. A commercial and industrial material recovery facility will be integrated into the existing construction and demolition resource recovery operations, extending the range of materials able to be recovered. The new processing equipment will deliver significant recovery infrastructure to the Wollongong region with the capacity to fill a critical service gap brought about by the closure of a number of recycling facilities and landfills throughout the region in recent years.

Page last updated: 02 December 2016