The use of recycled construction and demolition (C&D) waste in a range of applications is critical to the achievement of the State’s targets for landfill diversion as set out in the State Government’s Waste Strategy.
The use of recycled products for road base in WA should be the norm rather than the exception. Source separation and mixed C&D sorting facilities provide feedstock for crushing facilities and offer excellent opportunities for high-quality recycled products to be manufactured. This position statement aims to provide the policy basis for the Waste Authority’s support for the use of recycled C&D products. It lays out the benefits of using recycled C&D products in a range of civil construction applications.
It underpins further research into the performance of recycled C&D road base, building on already available data and industry reports, and provides the basis of the Authority’s funding programs to increase the use of recycled C&D products in civil construction projects.