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Where Does Your Recycling Go Once Its Collected?

Source: Lithgow City Council
Archived 21 Oct 2017 - Posted: 24 Aug 2017
Following a recent Four Corners program, Lithgow Council has received a number of enquiries about where Lithgow kerbside recycling goes once collected.

Co-mingled recyclables in the yellow-lidded bins are collected by JR Richards and sent to Sydney for processing. The material is sent to the Polytrade Material Recovery Facility (MRF) at Strathfield. The material is sorted into different streams (plastic, paper, different types of glass, ferrous metal, non-ferrous metal etc) and then sent to various companies to be made into other products.

However, as indicated on the Four Corners program, the market for recycled glass has collapsed and recyclers (including Polytrade) are having difficulty finding someone who wants the product. The market has collapsed as it is now cheaper to buy new glass from overseas than glass recycled in Australia. In response, recyclers are forced to stockpile the glass and are calling on government to help solve the problem.

Importantly, Polytrade, who receive recyclables from Lithgow, are not sending the recovered glass to landfill.  Recyclables are a commodity and the price for the product fluctuates with changing market conditions. All other recyclable products are being processed and recycled as normal.

This article archived 21 Oct 2017

 
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