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Putting waste to work

Glass Asphalt - O'Connell St Greenwich.jpgWorks have started to lay approximately 1,200m2 of recycled crushed glass asphalt in O'Connell Street, Greenwich. To support the closed-loop market in recycled materials, Council has committed to prioritising the use of recycled asphalt in its roadworks. 

By using recycled crushed glass asphalt Council will be reducing demand for natural sand, divert resources from landfill and support the recycling industry. Since the export ban of unprocessed materials in 2019, fine glass has lacked viable end markets, which means some recoverable kerbside glass was going to waste. 

Council's asphalt contractor will be undertaking the road works in O'Connell Street (from Albert Street to Victoria Street) in Greenwich from Monday 15 November to Saturday 4 December (weather permitting). 

The works will involve reconstructing kerb & gutter and footpath, milling the existing pavement and laying recycled crushed glass asphalt.

Works will take place between 7:00am – 5:00pm and affected residents have been notified.