Council says recyclables are recycled in Eurobodalla Shire

TREAD EASY: Eurobodalla Council's director of sustainability says recycled glass in the Eurobodalla gets crushed into 'sand' and is used for construction projects.
TREAD EASY: Eurobodalla Council's director of sustainability says recycled glass in the Eurobodalla gets crushed into 'sand' and is used for construction projects.

Eurobodalla Shire residents can rest easy their recyclables are processed appropriately, at least when it comes to glass, according to the Eurobodalla Council.

The council’s director of planning and sustainability Lindsay Usher said recyclables in the Eurobodalla were being appropriately dealt with.

“I can assure shire residents that recyclables are not going to landfill,” Mr Usher said.

He said council had received calls following a Four Corners expose on stockpiling and dumping of recyclables, particularly glass, with local governments under particular scrutiny.

“All our recycled glass is processed in Moruya and crushed into a fine sand and used for construction in the shire,” Mr Usher said.

The glass processing occurs at the SUEZ recycling facility in Moruya, which diverts more than 2,400 tonnes of glass – an Olympic pool’s worth – from landfill, he said.