Building Greener Roads for Kingston
6 August 2018
Household recycling from Kingston’s yellow bins are being given a new lease of life, with 15 local streets repaved with recycled materials in recent months.
Through a partnership with the Alex Fraser Group, around 105,000 glass bottles – equal to 3750 wheelie bins – were converted into road building products and used to resurface streets in Clayton South, Waterways, Mordialloc, Braeside and Moorabbin.
Kingston CEO John Nevins said Council’s key priority was ensuring all the contents of the community’s recycling bins were being sent for recycling.
“Kingston residents can continue to sort their recycling with confidence, knowing they are helping to avoid landfill and create new recycled products,” Mr Nevins said.
Alex Fraser Managing Director Peter Murphy said finding markets for recycled products was key to solving the current recycling problems in Australia.
“If local governments want people to keep recycling, they have to also be involved in the market for recycled products. This project was an excellent illustration of how local councils can proactively support their own kerbside recycling program and achieve high-quality assets for their community at competitive cost,” Mr Murphy said.
By taking part in the ‘Green Roads’ project Kingston Council has helped reduce:
- landfill by 300 tonnes
- carbon emissions by 2,807 kilograms
- extraction of natural resources by 327 tonnes.