Citywide’s Dynon Road Waste Management Facility now processes over 6000 tonnes of cardboard for recycling purposes each year.
Located at 437 Dynon Road, Kensington, this modern facility provides waste management services to various local government and commercial clients in and around Melbourne. Waste streams processed through the facility generally consist of municipal waste, commercial and industrial waste as well as multiple recycling streams such as paper / cardboard, steel and organics.
Citywide’s Environmental Divisional Manager Chris Ryan commenting about achieving this important milestone was equally impressed with the environmental efforts of all Melbournians, and with his dedicated staff for working tirelessly to keep up with the enormous influx in the supply of cardboard.
“I strongly believe this key objective in the operation of this facility was achieved by people’s awareness that recycling is environmentally beneficial for us all and relatively easy to accomplish. With talk of global warming, and the degradation of our planet, it stands to reason that people will act accordingly and do the right thing, “said Chris.
“Obviously we want more. The more we are able to process, the healthier our planet becomes. Our Dynon Road facility has the space, resources and dedicated staff to handle much more cardboard at any point in time. I urge all Melbournians to think green and help our environment. Recycling cardboard takes but a few seconds, and its positive impact on the environment lasts a lifetime,” added Chris.
On a national scale, Planet Ark has calculated that Australians currently uses around 4 million tonnes of paper and cardboard per annum. That is equivalent to 183,000 large semi-trailer loads. It’s unfortunate from an environmental perspective that we only recycle about half that amount, with the rest ending up as land-fill.