On 15 November 2018, Environment Minister Hon Stephen Dawson MLC and Transport Minister Hon Rita Saffioti MLA announced the Roads to Reuse (RtR) pilot.
The RtR pilot supports Main Roads Western Australia (MRWA) to use recycled construction and demolition (C&D) products in road construction.
MRWA will work with the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation and the Waste Authority to use recycled C&D material as part of the Kwinana Freeway Northbound Widening Project from Russell Road to Roe Highway.
Roads to Reuse product specification – Recycled road base and recycled drainage rock
The RtR pilot will use material that meets the product specification for recycled road base and recycled drainage rock. The product specification ensures protection of public health and the environment.
A new product testing scheme will help C&D recyclers with costs associated with the rigorous sampling and testing required to ensure all products meet appropriate specifications and are free of contaminants—including asbestos.
For more information about the product testing scheme, please contact the Waste Authority on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (08) 6364 6965.
An independent audit testing scheme will provide an additional level of assurance that recycled construction and demolition products are fit for purpose.
The product specification ensures protection of public health and the environment.