Australian Paper Recovery has launched a new sorting facility at Truganina, which has an annual capacity of 39,000 tonnes of paper and will create six new jobs.
According to a release from Victorian environment minister Lily D’Ambrosio, the $2.5 million facility provides cardboard and paper sorting and grading from kerbside and commercial collections, “reprocessed locally and recycled into valuable products such as newspaper and packaging.”
The facility has expanded into metals and plastics recycling, and has been supported by a $475,000 grant through the state government’s Recycling Industry Transition Support Fund.
“Facilities like these are a crucial part of reducing the amount of waste that goes to landfill – it’s fantastic to see Australian Paper expand their operations to accept more materials,” said D’Ambrosio in the statement.
Australian Paper Recovery was established in 2002, has recycling facilities in Truganina and Fairfield in Victoria, and is headquartered in Dandenong South.
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