Timber Recycling fund
Four Victorian businesses are receiving more than $500,000 in funding to increase the recovery and re-use of timber that would otherwise be sent to landfill.
The successful projects have the potential to divert up to 27,500 tonnes of timber from landfill each year. This represents about 10% of the timber reportedly going to landfill each year in Victoria.
Funding recipients and projects
Australian New Energy, Moolap – will receive $140,000
ANE produces high quality wood biomass pellets from recovered construction and demolition timber for domestic heating, pet litter, chemical spill and industrial fuel markets. Funding will enable them to purchase and install a 4 tonne per hour press, hammer mill and dust extraction unit and fan which will increase production by up to 10,000 tonnes of timber per annum.
D&R Henderson, Benalla – will receive $135,750
D&R Henderson is the only particleboard manufacturer in Australia who uses recycled timber as an input to their product. Currently, they use approximately 18,000 tonnes of recycled timber per annum. This funding will support them to construct a 475 tonne capacity storage area that will keep the recycled timber input dry and allow for production to be maintained during wet weather. This will support an additional 6,000 tonnes of recycled timber to be used per annum.
EcoRecyclers, Clayton – will receive $150,000
EcoRecyclers produce a high quality recycled timber briquette for the domestic heating market. This funding will support them to purchase and install a twin shaft shredder, which will increase the efficiency of the briquette production and increase the recovery of demolition waste timber by up to 6,500 tonnes per annum.
Mobius Materials Recovery, Dandenong – will receive $91,615
MMR provides waste and recycling services to the domestic construction industry. This funding will enable the purchase and installation of a two shaft shredding system, conveyors and hopper feeder to resize recovered MDF and construction timber off cuts. This project will provide the first MDF recycling service in Victoria, and will recycle up to 11,000 tonnes of timber per annum.
For further information please contact Nicola Thom, firstname.lastname@example.org or 03 8626 8726.
For contact details on timber recyclers in Victoria refer to the National Timber Product Stewardship Group directory.