Clarinda recycling facility to continue building greener roads
Following a review by an independent expert Advisory Committee, a ten year extension has been granted for the Clarinda Recycling Facility, providing a solution to the state’s recycling and resources crises, and securing jobs for around 50 Victorians.
The Clarinda Recycling Facility forms a critical part of Victoria’s network of world-class recycling facilities, with capacity to recycle one million tonnes of recyclables each year – around 25 per cent of Melbourne’s problem glass and construction waste – which is enough to fill the MCG every two years. It represents an important shift away from past landfill and quarry activities of the area, and is a proven example of the circular economy in action.
Our Application to Continue Clarinda Recycling Facility Operations
Alex Fraser’s application to extend the operating permit for its Clarinda Recycling Facility has now been called in by the Victorian Minister for Planning.
At Clarinda, we have the capacity to recycle up to one million tonnes into quality construction materials every year. That’s enough to fill the MCG every two years.
The current permit is due to expire in 2023, and, an extension is needed to ensure councils have a place to send material to be recycled, and to secure the ongoing supply of urgently needed materials for road and rail projects throughout the south-eastern suburbs.
We hope the Minister will make a timely decision that provides a long-term solution to the recycling and resources crises in Victoria, ensures the availability of supply to major infrastructure projects, and secures jobs for the 50 Victorians employed at the Clarinda site.
16 February 2020
Preserving the Clarinda Recycling Facility for the long term will give Victoria a solution to the state-wide recycling crisis.
The state’s natural resource shortage is pushing out budgets and timelines for Victoria’s Big Build. The Clarinda Recycling Facility helps alleviate that strain, providing a local, reliable and cost-effective supply of sustainable construction material that reduces carbon emissions.
The Clarinda Recycling Facility is a proven example of the circular economy in action. It is an important shift away from Kingston’s past landfill and quarry activities to a more sustainable future.
Kingston City Council Decision Undermines Victoria’s Circular Economy
12 December 2019
Kingston City Council has denied a second application by Alex Fraser Group to extend the life of its recycling operations at Clarinda, despite the clear implications on resource recovery in Victoria.
The Clarinda Recycling Facility has the capacity to recycle up to one million tonnes every year, turning recyclables into sustainable construction materials. In 2020, it will increase its recycling by 200 million bottles per year, including glass from Kingston kerbside collections.
Kingston City Council Decision will have Consequences for Entire State
26 November 2019
Alex Fraser Group is calling on Premier Daniel Andrews to urgently intervene, following a decision by Kingston City Council which could see Victoria’s recycling crisis worsen, and drag on for years to come.
Kingston City Council last night denied an application by Alex Fraser Group, to extend the life of its recycling operations at Clarinda.
Our Letter to the Kingston Community
In the news
Click on the links below to find out more about this matter as reported in:
- ABC 774 Virginia Trioli’s interview with Alex Fraser MD Peter Murphy (Listen in from 37:07) – November 18
- The Age – November 17
- AI Group Media Release (Tim Piper) – November 11
- Bayside News – November 13
- Bayside News – November 27
- Footprint News – November 27
- Kingston Leader | Herald Sun – November 28
- Mirage News – November 11
- Quarry Magazine – November 29
- Roads and Infrastructure – November 12
- Roads and Infrastructure – November 26
- Sustainability Matters – November 27
- Waste Management Review – November 12
- VWMA – Media Release – November 26
Want to know more?
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you may have or to arrange a tour of our Clarinda Recycling Facility.