Bayside Council's community recycling program was the big winner at the Local Government NSW Excellence in the Environment Awards.
The council's innovative recycling hub, where residents drop of items for recycling, was the overall winner in the Community Waste Services category.
The program is continuously improving and expanding allowing residents to drop off a wider range of materials for recycling.
Residents dropped off approximately 155 tonnes (155,000 kg) during 2018/19 and 90 per cent of this was recovered.
The drop off area of the Bexley Depot has been resurfaced with Reconophalt, a new asphalt product that incorporates recycled materials like soft plastics, glass, toner from used cartridges and reclaimed asphalt.
The construction of a dual road carriage way for its newly designed Community Recycling Innovation Hub and Drop Off Area at the Bexley Operations Depot is in keeping with Council's WARR Strategy 2030.
The roadway required approximately 400 tonnes of this product containing recycled material equivalent to 314,558 plastic bags; 25,882 glass bottles; 7,142 toner cartridges and 97.3 tonnes of reclaimed asphalt.
Bayside Council is the first organisation to use the Reconophalt AC14 product in NSW.
This product has been specifically designed for the use of heavy fleet, plant and equipment and means the Depot is better able to handle heavy vehicle traffic.
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