Materials Recycling and Consolidation
Our company objective is to align ourselves with achieving a reduction of waste that ends up in landfill by implementing a program of resource reduction and recovery. Our focus is on the redirection of waste away from landfill to alternative uses.
Since there are so many ways to reduce, reuse and recycle waste, only a small amount of waste needs to end up as landfill. Waste disposal should be the last option. We focus on building relationships with businesses and companies that accept recoverable resources and turn this into energy and new products.
Collected dry waste material is sorted and separated into reusable materials. The materials pass through a sorting process that reclaims and recycles materials such as timber, concrete, metals, green waste etc. Products such as recycled crushed concrete have a significantly lower carbon footprint than equivalent new product extracted from a quarry [read more]. Items such as cardboard now use up to 90% of recycled cardboard in the manufacture of new products.
|Recyclable Material||What it's made into|
|Scrap Metal||Scrap metal is shredded and processed to remove any impurities such as dirt or paint. The clean steel is then remanufactured into building products such as steel beams, plates and tubing.|
|Timber & Green Waste||Timber and green waste is sorted and recycled into garden mulches, soils and energy technologies which generate electricity for industrial use and supply into the electricity grid.|
|Concrete||Concrete is sorted and separated and then crushed and screened into various products such as drainage gravel, paving bedding etc. Some of this product is used to build roads and motorways.|
|Car Batteries||Batteries are transported to companies that recover the plastic and lead. The plastic is recycled into new plastic products and the lead is melted into ingots and used to make building materials such as weatherproof roof flashing.|
|Cardboard & Paper||Cardboard and paper is pulped and processed into new cardboard packaging.|
We extensively use businesses and waste disposal facilities that accept various waste types and apply high levels of sorting, extraction, resource recovery and value added production methods to produce new products thereby reducing the volume of waste that ends up in landfill.
Materials Recycling Transport
With the introduction of the Queensland Waste Levy in December 2011 there will be a greater importance for industry and business to introduce recycling programs.
A new initiative of Handybin Waste Services & Big Bins is the supply of bins and transport to companies that produce recyclable materials such as Concrete, Bricks, Timber, Steel, Paper, Cardboard Plastics etc.
We can provide bins at low rental costs along with transport of materials to businesses and companies that purchase recoverable and recyclable materials to be processed into energy and new products.
In this way businesses can offset the cost of recycling and in many cases obtain a premium above the cost of transport when selling the materials. The major benefit of managing the transport is that businesses can negotiate with different suppliers/buyers and obtain the best market price on the day/week for the recyclable product.
CASE STUDY 1
We were recently approached by a large printing business that generated up to 30 - 60 cubic metres of paper and cardboard per week. The weight of the materials was between 15 - 20 tonne of paper and cardboard per week. As the company was free to negotiate with different buyers they were able to obtain a premium for the material well above the price of transport. In this case the business generated a profit on implementing a self managed recycling program.
We were able to consult with the company and through our years of experience in the purchase and construction of bins we were able to advise them on the best bin solution and obtain the lowest and most competitive price for the construction of 2 x 30m3 bins. The company was then free not only to negotiate with different buyers of recyclable products but also with transport companies such as ours for the transport of the bins of recyclable materials to the buyers.
CASE STUDY 2
A large construction company was undertaking the refurbishment of three school buildings and the demolition of an old hall along with the construction of a new Hall. The project involved the demolition and removal of a large number of recyclable materials such as timber, steel roofing, electrical wiring and concrete. All of these items could either be sold or disposed of at lower disposal rates once separated. The result was a 60 % reduction of the costs when compared to simply mixing the waste and paying disposal fees.
CASE STUDY 3
A car dealership had a large number of ‘Ute bodies’ that had accumulate when ‘aluminum tray bodies’ had been fitted to vehicles along with other miscellaneous scrap metal in their workshop. Due to the size of the bodies a larger bin allowed easy loading.
We provided a 25m bin which has a large rear tailgate which allowed the bodies to be safely placed into the bin. This job involved our company taking the scrap metal to a scrap metal merchant. Due to the volume of this type of materials we transport we are able to access higher tonnage rates for the sale of scrap metals for our customers. The sale of the scrap resulted in credit/rebate back to the customer over the cost of providing our services.
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If you would like to know more about, the current changes and policy in Queensland check out the following sites.
- Waste & Recycling
- Public Place Recycling
- Waste Management
- WCRAQ Publications
- Waste Management Association of Australia
- Queensland Waste Strategy - Public Discussion Paper (PDF)
- Waste Avoidance and Recycling Consultation Draft – June 2010 (PDF)
- Proposed Industry Waste Levy Consultation Draft – June 2010 (PDF)
- lndustry Responses - Submissions
- Tomorrow’s Queensland
- Queensland Waste Strategy - Consultation Summary Report (PDF)
- What's Up With Rubbish - WCRAQ
Through our contacts in the waste & recycling industries we have access to bulk quantities of products such as,
- Drainage aggregates from 5mm - 75mm
- Crushed Concrete - Bedding sand up to 75mm drainage aggregates
- Crush Concrete & Brick Drainage material
- Crushed Porphyry 10mm, 20mm & 40mm
- Compactable fill
- Organic Garden Blends
- Garden Soil Blends
- Turf Underlay
- Mulches (Medium to Coarse)
If you require bulk quantities of recycled products for landscaping or resale contact us today for a quote.