Ad­vanced re­cy­cling

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - FIT FOR BUSINESS -

THE City of South Perth’s waste con­trac­tor Clean­away has opened the south­ern hemi­sphere’s most ad­vanced re­cy­cling fa­cil­ity.

The new state-ofthe-art Ma­te­ri­als Re­cov­ery Fa­cil­ity (MRF) in South Guild­ford has the ca­pa­bil­ity to process up to 250,000 tonnes of re­cy­clable mat­ter each year from the metropoli­tan area.

More than 550 tonnes of re­cy­clable ma­te­ri­als are col­lected an­nu­ally from the City’s fort­nightly col­lec­tion of res­i­dents’ yel­low top bins.

Clean­away’s new high-tech fa­cil­ity is the most ad­vanced com­min­gled re­cov­ery sys­tem in the coun­try, with state-of-the-art op­ti­cal sort­ing tech­nol­ogy ca­pa­ble of separat­ing re­cy­clable ma­te­ri­als, in­clud­ing plas­tics, me­tals, pa­per and card­board.

The plant, opened in May, will de­liver some of the high­est di­ver­sion rates in Aus­tralia: 97 per cent, in com­par­i­son to av­er­age re­cov­ery rates of less than 85 per cent.

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