City of Joondalup to investigate using recycled materials in roads, footpaths

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THE City of Joondalup community should be prepared to use recycled waste, according to one councillor.

“By blending recycled content with raw materials, there is the opportunity to use significant quantities of recycled content in civic construction projects such as roads, footpaths and carpark construction,” Cr Mike Norman said.

“The City’s commitment to use recycled content would also encourage others to follow.”

He said the City could be a leader in this field and requested officers prepare a report to investigate the possibilities.

“To my knowledge the City of Canning has been using recycled content in their road and path projects,” he said.

“And in the eastern states, Swinburne University of Technology has found plastics and glass fines can be incorporated into concrete pathways with no impact on mechanical properties.”

He said there were also financial incentives available from the Waste Authority.

In supporting the call for a report, Cr Russ Fishwick said it could also be an opportunity to put pressure on Main Roads WA to do similar.