||In 2005/06, approximately 85,000 tonnes of waste
product was recycled at Midland Brick, significantly reducing the amount of
material going to landfill and the volume of new clay resources
required in manufacturing.
This recycling initiative also saves consumers and builders’
money in tip fees, with the public encouraged to return waste
bricks and pavers (including plastic strapping from brick and
paver packs) to Midland Brick’s Middle Swan, Cannington,
Jandakot, Osborne Park and Joondalup sites for recycling.
Significantly, brick waste returned through this program i
‘clean’ – it does not have any timber, paper, plastic, metal or
other foreign materials in it that could cause problems with
machinery as it is crushed and processed.
Internal research conducted by Midland Brick last year found
there was capacity to accept more brick and paver waste, so
the company developed a test program to collect building site
waste with Pindan Construction. This collaboration has had very promising results
to date and has seen the program expanded to include partnerships with demolition companies. This has
increased the amount of bricks and pavers returned for
recycling – suggesting a promising future for the program and
For more information on Midland Brick Recycling Initiative:
Midland Bricks Award Winning Recycled Bricks Program
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