The Roads to Reuse program (RtR) is a State Government initiative administered by the Waste Authority. Its objective is to encourage State Government organisations, local governments, regional councils and the private sector to use recycled C&D products in civil applications, such as road construction. It does this by supporting the supply of recycled C&D products to market that meet a product specification, to protect human health and the environment.
Funding for the program has been made available through the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Account and is available for C&D recyclers through the RtR Product Testing Scheme, as described below.
This program supports a headline commitment in the waste strategy to implement sustainable procurement practices that encourage greater use of recycled products and support local market development.
A pilot project between the Waste Authority and the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation, in partnership with Main Roads WA and with assistance from the Waste and Recycling Industry Association of WA, was completed in 2020.
RtR product specification
The RtR product specification – recycled road base and recycled drainage rock (updated March 2021) is designed to protect human health and the environment. The specification applies to recycled road base (sealed with asphalt) and recycled drainage rock.
The product specification sets out requirements for C&D recyclers, including:
- Preparation of a Material Acceptance and Sampling Plan (MASP): a site-specific plan which describes the recycler’s processes and procedures
- Sampling and testing requirements to determine whether the material meets the product specification.
Recycled C&D products that meet the specification provide confidence to purchasers about the suitability of the material.
RtR Product Testing Scheme for C&D recyclers
The RtR Product Testing Scheme (PTS) supports C&D recyclers with the costs of developing a MASP and undertaking routine sampling and testing. C&D recyclers wanting to access funding under the PTS should contact the Waste Authority on (08) 6364 6965 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The RtR program delivers an independent audit of C&D recyclers’ processes and products. The audit provides an additional level of assurance to purchasers of recycled C&D products.
The following C&D recyclers are approved to supply material which meets the RtR product specification.
Hope Valley and Neerabup
Waste Stream Management
Peel Resource Recovery