Kimbriki’s main objective is to divert as much waste as possible from landfill and as such, has designated areas for the collection of many recyclable materials, as well as on-site recycling operations. Separating your load before you arrive will increase diversion from landfill and may save you time and money.
Kimbriki has designated recycling collection
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The Household Recycling Area at Kimbriki is well used by local residents, local businesses and residents of neighbouring Councils. Approximately 200 tonnes of material per month are received in this area for recycling.
There are separated collection points for various recyclables including:
- Household recyclables such as bottle glass, recyclable plastics (PET and HDPE),
aluminium cans, and cardboard and paper
- Vehicle batteries
- Motor oil
- Charity toy repair
- Charity clothing collection
Watch a very cool animation on recycling www.getitrightbinnight.vic.gov.au/how-recycling-worksLearn more about where recyclables end up
Computers and TV recycling
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Computers and televisions are accepted at Kimbriki for recycling under the following conditions:
- Any householder or small business operator, in a car, ute or trailer, may deliver up to 15 items free to Kimbriki.
- Items must be placed in the designated 'Television and computer recycling' area. Customers must unload their own waste.
Items that are accepted at the Kimbriki Computer and TV Recycling Area are limited to:
- Computer Monitors
- Personal and Portable Computers
- Printers, Scanners and Computer Peripherals
- Other Computer Parts, Cords and Cables
Items that are NOT accepted at the Kimbriki Computer and TV Recycling Area, however:
- Metal Appliances
Metal encased DVD or VCR Players and Sound Equipment are accepted FREE when delivered to our metal recycling area.
- Plastic Appliances
Are accepted as a charged item and must be delivered to the mixed waste area.
- Toner Cartridges
Are NOT accepted at Kimbriki and are not allowed on the site as the contain a chemical. They are better recycled at shops that sell them or via Australia Post retailers.
- Mobile Phones
Are NOT accepted at Kimbriki. They are better recycled where they are sold.
(Please watch this space as mobile phone collection trial may commence Sept 2013.)
Commercial loads are not accepted. Please contact Techcollect - www.techcollect.com.au
Northern Beaches Council and Mosman Council have banned e-waste from Council's household waste collections and from being accepted for landfill at Kimbriki. So please deliver to the 'Televisions and Computer equipment' recycling area.
This program is sponsored by the television and computer industry.
The collections are organised under the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme see http://www.environment.gov.au/settlements/waste/ewaste/index.html
Televisions and computer equipment are sent for recycling
Computers and TVs are transported to one of Techcollect's designated recycling facilities, where they are dismantled, by hand and at least 90% of the commodities recovered. Some materials are crushed or shredded by machine, for ease of transport. The resources are used as raw materials in the manufacture of new products. One example is glass often goes from recycler PGM to SITA, where it is used as road base.
Vegetation and Wood
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Australian Native Landscapes (ANL) operates the vegetation and wood waste recycling area at Kimbriki. The operation receives approximately 65,000 tonnes of vegetation and wood waste per annum from Council collections, self haul residents and commercial customers.
Once received the material is shredded and stockpiled for up to 6 months before it is screened and used to produce a variety of woodchip mulch and soils. Kimbriki’s proud history of very low contamination supports the quality of these mulches and soils which can be purchased on site alongside other horticultural products.
Since establishment in 1992 the vegetation recycling operation at Kimbriki has diverted over 1 million tonnes from landfill.Click here for information on purchasing recycled garden products.
Construction and Demolition Materials Recycling
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Concrete Recyclers operates a construction and demolition recycling area at Kimbriki. The site receives approximately 60,000 tonnes of material per year including waste concrete, asphalt, brick and roof tiles from local contractors and residents.
Once received, the material is rigorously examined to ensure no contamination is present (asbestos is a special concern) before being crushed to produce a range of recycled road bases, aggregates, and sand. These recycled products are available for purchase from Concrete Recyclers at Kimbriki.
Since establishment in 1994 this operation has diverted more than 1 million tonnes of building and demolition waste from landfill.Click here for information on purchasing recycled road bases, aggregates, gravels and sands.
Kimbriki Resource Recovery Centre also has a Buy Back Centre where furniture and second hand building materials, including timber recovered from landfill material, by Kimbriki staff, are available for purchase at competitive prices.