Byron Shire's first recycled glass road

Published on 08 January 2019

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We've built a road out of half a million recycled glass bottles!

Our Resource Recovery Centre at Myocum is the first road in the Shire to benefit from your recycled glass bottles.

Thanks to our partners Lismore City Council for crushing up the glass product.

We look forward to delivering more 'glass roads' around the Shire.

 A snapshot:

  • The equivalent of half a million stubby sized glass bottles have gone into our new road base at the Byron Resource Recovery Centre.
  • The recycled glass from yellow bins in Byron Shire is sorted, crushed and mixed with a quarry mix at the Lismore Recycling and Recovery Centre to form the product.
  • In construction, the recycled glass component is distributed in particle size form to add strength qualities into the road base.
  • The recycled glass product eliminates the need to quarry out more materials from the earth.  It makes up approximately 7% of the material used in the road construction.
  • This road project is part of Stage 2 of the Resource Recovery Masterplan development.  The road forms part of a new sealed drop off area for waste and recycling customers.  
  • In addition to the recycled glass product used, the asphalt used for the project contains 15% recovered asphalt product from old road material which is another example of Council’s commitment to sustainable procurement and war on waste!