This is the Latrobe City Council’s first large scale trial using recycled products in asphalt for their road resurfacing program.. Historically, this program used 100% virgin materials, however the introduction of Gippsland Asphalt’s new asphalt plant has made this trial possible and enabled more recycled materials to be used locally. . Gippsland Asphalt approached Latrobe City Council in 2020 to trial asphalt containing locally sourced recycled glass.
Use of this material in future projects will increase Council’s commitment to environmental sustainability through the use of recycled products, establishing Latrobe City as a leader in this area within the wider region. In addition, it will encourage council officers and local suppliers, including other asphalt contractors toto consider using recycled materials in their projects.