Wyndham City Council has reaffirmed its commitment to the circular economy, following the completion of a road resurfacing project using recycled materials.

The works on Greaves Street North Werribee, between Stawell Street and Edgar Street, were completed in June 2022, using Downer EDI’s Reconophalt asphalt.

The asphalt placed on these works resulted in the recycling of approximately:

  • 705,000 plastic bag and packaging equivalents
  • 50,000 glass bottle equivalents
  • Toner from 16,000 used printer cartridges, and
  • 250tof reclaimed asphalt

Wyndham City Mayor, Cr Peter Maynard, said Council’s use of products such as Reconophalt supports continued investment in research and development of materials that would otherwise end up in landfill.

“Council is always looking to demonstrate leadership to the community by adopting and promoting sustainable building and development suitable for the region’s current and future climate,” Mayor Maynard said.

“The benefits of using asphalt that contains recycled materials will help reduce the amount of rubbish sent to landfill and research also suggests that this asphalt improves the performance of the road compared to standard asphalt. Plus at the end of its life – this asphalt can be recycled also.”

“Reconophalt asphalt fatigues 65 per cent slower, which means it will last longer and it has superior deformation resistance, withstanding heavy vehicular traffic, meaning less disruption for commuters as the road will require less road closures for maintenance.”

Council also resurfaced sections of Dunnings Road in Point Cook and Haines Drive in Wyndham Vale in January 2019. They were selected as they carry high traffic volumes including heavy construction vehicles.

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