Segregated concrete waste reused at TRC facility

Piles of crushed concrete are finding a useful home above ground at the Greater Toowoomba Waste Management Facility.

Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC) Water and Waste Committee chair Cr Rebecca Vonhoff said the facility was proud to put the reduce, reuse and recycle mantra to good effect at the O’Mara Road site.

Cr Vonhoff said concrete that had been discarded by commercial and domestic users was being re-purposed to renew the hardstand pad at the site.

“This highlights the best use of resources and demonstrates how the ‘circular economy’ places value on materials that are recycled for a new purpose,” Cr Vonhoff said.

“Apart from providing a solid base for the new hardstand for green waste, timber waste, concrete and bulky items, including white goods, the new site will prevent concrete from filling costly space at our landfill.

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