New era for waste recycling in WA

More than one million tonnes of recycled construction and demolition (C&D) waste could be diverted from landfill and used to build roads under a landmark agreement between Main Roads WA and the Waste Authority.

“Western Australia has been the worst performer in the country even though C&D waste is relatively homogenous and material such as concrete is comparatively simple to reprocess,” Mr Marmion said.

In July 2011, Mr Marmion asked the Waste Authority to investigate the potential to improve the use of recycled C&D materials in State Government civil works. (see the rest of the Minister's statement here)