Waste transfer station Future Recycling opened in Pakenham last week after a full refurbishment. It was completed in partnership with Sustainability Victoria and the Victorian State Government as part of the $35 million Resource Recovery Infrastructure Fund.
At the new $4.5 million transfer station, material is sorted manually to recover the maximum reusable and recyclable content. According to Future Recycling, it will divert at least 70 percent of the waste delivered to the site, away from landfill. This will include up to 100,000 tonnes of builders’ waste, general waste, green waste and recyclables such as cardboard, car batteries and metals including white goods and electronics.
“The Resource Recovery Infrastructure Fund program has awarded $15.1 million to support 47 projects so far. Our government will continue backing businesses like Future Recycling to improve the collection, sorting and reprocessing of recycled materials across Victoria,” says Jordan Crugnale MP, Member for Bass.
The investment includes the latest waste management equipment such as Sennebogen machinery and a brand new, computerised public weighbridge, which records the volume and type of waste, along with the client’s details.
The site will attract both commercial and public customers and be supported by bin hire, metal recycling, scrap metal and resource recovery services. The traffic flow in the site is well-planned as all deliveries are directed by waste-stream to aid recovery and ensure efficiency.
“Our aim is to extract as much recyclable material as possible from waste streams to avoid landfill,” explains Future Recycling managing director, Tyrone Landsman.
“We strive to provide a comprehensive service that is tailored to our business customers’ needs, while being safe and innovative in our approach. We are really proud of our new transfer station and thank Sustainability Victoria and the State Government for working with us on this project.”
The transfer station will provide the local community and businesses with a better option for disposing of their waste and has also created ten full-time jobs with more in the pipeline as the business expands.
Victorian Environment Minister Lily D’Ambrosio, released this statement: “The Andrews Labor Government’s investment in state-of-the-art resource recovery centres such as this is not only good for the environment, it’s helping to support local jobs and industry. The new facility is boosting the local community’s recycling levels and reducing the amount of waste that goes to landfill. This grant means the best recycling technology is available right here in Pakenham.”