Australia: New Construction Waste Processing Facility with latest Technology

Turmec, an international provider of waste processing and recycling solutions, has been awarded a 30 million Euro contract to design, build and install a state-of-the-art construction waste processing solution for Australian company Rino Recycling at its Pinkenba facility near Brisbane (Queensland).

According to Ireland-based Turmec, the new project will be one of the largest construction and demolition (C&D) waste recovery sites in Australia, designed to achieve market-leading landfill diversion and recovery rates of up to 99 percent and with a processing capacity of 475 tons per hour. The recovered C&D materials would be recycled into a range of high-quality sand, fill, road bases and aggregate materials, which will be supplied back into new construction projects.

The Pinkenba project forms part of a multi-million Australian dollar capital investment program by Rino Recycling to meet the growing demand for materials recovery and recycling in South East Queensland, Turmec informed. “This comes on the back of Australian government environmental regulations to support increased recovery rates and diversion from landfill, including a new landfill levy in Queensland, which is planned to increase annually. Significant growth in construction activities as part of a 25-year development plan for the region is also driving recycling demand for waste construction materials, including major transportation, port and waterfront development and leisure facilities in and around Brisbane. High levels of construction activities are expected to continue in preparation for Olympic Games which will be hosted by Brisbane in 2032.” The company‘s project partners – Northern Ireland group CDE – would be providing the materials wet processing elements of the project.

As reported, Turmec has delivered a major waste construction materials processing facility for Bingo Industries at Eastern Creek outside Sydney in 2021. The company is currently progressing waste processing and recycling projects in Ireland, the United Kingdom and Australia.

(Published in GLOBAL RECYCLING Magazine 3/2022, Page 36, Photo: Turmec)