Reports sometimes appear in the media that recyclable material does not necessarily end up being recycled, but goes to landfill instead.
Kerbside recyclable material collected by Solo Resource Recovery in West Torrens is sent to recycling company Visy, which processes recyclables for millions of households, schools and businesses across Australia and New Zealand.
In South Australia Visy receives more than 69,000 tons of recyclables from homes in metropolitan and rural areas each year and recovers approximately 80 per cent for recycling. The company is continually looking at ways to improve this volume by the introduction of new technology at its Wingfield Material Recovery Facility (MRF) site.
To keep waste disposal costs down and to promote the circular economy, you are encouraged to KEEP RECYCLING and to put only recyclable materials in your recycling bin. Your recycling efforts are not going to waste!
Visy's process in South Australia
Visy has a long history in the recycling industry and is one of Australia’s largest recyclers and a major producer of paper and packaging products. It is uniquely positioned to reduce its environmental impact via a closed loop supply chain.
Visy is committed to reusing and recycling in Australia and to supporting the local economy. The company has built a network of re-manufacturing facilities around Australia, including eight recycled paper mills, two glass plants and Australia’s only food-grade recycled plastics plant in Sydney.
Note: In South Australia, Visy does not stockpile materials awaiting the sorting process, nor does it store large quantities of separated, baled product. Product goes directly from baler to processing facilities.