Council has started testing a blend of crushed concrete and glass for use in civil works as part of its commitment to reducing landfill and creating a circular economy.
If the tests provide successful, more than 25,000 tonnes of concrete that has been crushed since June 2019, along with an added 1500 tonnes of crushed glass, could be used as a road base.
Diverting the waste from landfill in this manner would result in both environmental and economic benefits.
Meanwhile, Council’s waste transfer stations were kept busy during the recent free green waste disposal period, which was extended following the rain and wind associate with Cyclone Niran.
During the March period, 12,000 cubic metres of green waste was disposed, more than double for the same period last year. A total of $3,236 was raised for The Junction Clubhouse from donations from the 13,500 vehicles disposing of green waste.