BINGO has opened a new $100 million mixed waste recycling facility, at the company’s Eastern Creek Recycling Ecology Park.
The facility once operational will be capable of diverting 90 per cent of materials from landfill.
Construction of the facility has been aided by a $5 million grant from the NSW Environmental Trust, as part of the Governments Waste less, Recycle more campaign.
Federal Environment Minister Sussan Ley said the facility will address issues that are faced by company’s when recycling.
“Recycling and waste management are both a key environmental issues and key economic opportunities,” she said.
“We want people, companies and industries to have a genuine reason to recycle, to have confidence in the process and in the new products that will be created.”
BINGO Managing Director and CEO Daneil Tartak, said the facility will help to promote big business investment in recycling methods.
“As companies like BINGO begin to invest in these world-class assets, we are starting to see a shift away from our traditional model of “take, make and dispose” towards a circular model where resources are preserved and reused,” Tartak said.
The facility will utilise advanced screening, spring and processing technologies to further support BINGO’s product range of recycled building and landscaping products.
These products include aggregate, road base, sand, soil, mulches, paper, cardboard, plastics and metals.
The facility is expected to be fully operational in July this year and will create around 400 during construction.