Glenfield Waste Services is proposing to develop a Materials Recycling Facility within the southern portion of the existing site. The facility will have a capacity to process recycling of 450,000 tonnes per annum of non-putrescible waste, consisting primarily of Commercial and Industrial, and Construction and Demolition waste for reuse in secondary markets.  The proposal will be located across approximately 5ha in four differentiated but adjoining areas and positioned to avoid existing landfill cells.

South East view of the Proposed Materials Recycling Facility

Materials Received:

The following waste classifications are anticipated to be accepted and processed on site:

  • C&I waste (typically paper/cardboard, plasterboard, ceramics, natural and manufactured timbers, metal, green waste, plastics (hard and soft) and glass);
  • C&D waste (asphalt, concrete, brick, crushed concrete, concrete plant washout, concrete waste from batching plants);
  • Foundry sand;
  • Virgin Excavated Natural Material (VENM) – including sandstone; and
  • Excavated Natural Material (ENM).

In line with the current process adopted at the Glenfield waste site, the Recycling Facility will not accept hazardous materials such as asbestos and chemical waste, nor will any putrescible waste be accepted into the facility.

Hours of Operation and Staffing:

The facility will operate within the approved hours nominated by the regulating authority. Consistent with current hours the recycling facility is proposed to operate between the hours of 6.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday and 8am to 4pm on Saturdays. Access until 6pm Monday to Friday may be infrequently required for maintenance.

The proposed recycling facility is anticipated to employ 20 staff during the operational stage of the development. 

Site Access:

Traffic access to the facility will utilise the existing main southern entry of the GWS site which enters from Cambridge Avenue. Trucks will be entering via Cambridge Avenue to an inspection point and then proceed to a receival area.  A one-way internal road will be constructed which will guide traffic along the perimeter of the facility before re-joining the existing GWS internal road network to facilitate site traffic egress at Railway Parade. This will provide for improved traffic conditions at the Cambridge Avenue intersection by providing a one-way internal road network.


North East - Before

North East view of the Glenfield Waste Site prior to development of the Materials Recycling Facility

North East - After

North East view of the proposed Materials Recycling Facility