Australia's First C&D Waste Recycling Facility

Australia's First C&D Waste Recycling Facility

Melbourne-based Repurpose It is a recycling company with a difference: dedicated to making landfills a thing of the past, it is driven by the belief that all waste has the potential to be turned into value.

To achieve its environmental mission towards a zero-waste world that respects earth's natural resources, the company turned to CDE to transform 100% of incoming construction, demolition and excavation waste along with contaminated railway ballast into in-spec sand and aggregate products that meet the requirements of the local building industry.

The first of its kind in Australia, the innovative wash plant sits on a 150-acre rehabilitated quarry site in Epping, a stones-throw away from Melbourne, and processes up to 150tph of a single waste input.

The CDE tailor-made solution for Repurpose It takes C&D waste, rinses and grades it to make six in spec products ' 4 aggregates (4-10, 10-20, 20-150, 50-100 oversize) and two sands (0-2 and 0-4) ' depending on feed available and its contamination levels.

George Hatzimanolis, CEO of Repurpose It said: 'Recycled sand & aggregates are now recognised as high-value materials of equivalent quality as materials processed from natural reserves. The CDE plant helps Repurpose It to achieve its goal of remaining a sustainable, ethical business that transforms waste into re-usable products whilst having minimal environmental impact.'