Making landfills a thing of the past

Friday, 01 November, 2019 | Supplied by: REPURPOSE IT


Waste-to-resource business Repurpose It is focused on converting waste, across a variety of streams, into valuable resources.

In March 2019 the company launched a construction and demolition washing plant in partnership with the Victorian Government, converting typically untreatable waste materials that end up in landfill into high-value resources.

Located in Epping, Victoria, the 60 ha facility is designed to recover and receive 500,000 tonnes of waste generated through construction projects across road and rail infrastructure, tunnelling operations, contaminated land remediation and other recycling operations, including waste glass.

George Hatzimanolis, founder and CEO, said, “At Repurpose It, we stand by the belief that landfills are a thing of the past. We have invested in innovative processes and advanced technology to convert construction and demolition waste to valuable resources.

“Since starting over a year ago, we’ve been fortunate to have had the opportunity to work on a range of projects and be recognised by key environmental thought leaders, including the Victorian State Government, for our commitment to the environment.”

The Repurpose It washing plant facility will focus on reducing its CO2 emissions, saving more than 84,000 tonnes of CO2 annually — the equivalent of planting 300,000 trees and 295 million km of car travel. This will be achieved through its process of washing and recycling the ordinarily difficult-to-recover materials through advanced screening, scrubbing and water treatment.

The company’s services extend beyond the washing plant. Since March 2018 the company has provided waste management consulting, organics and green waste processing, waste transport and collection, resource recovery, and bin supply and collection.

Phone: 03 9408 0277
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