Glass bottles are accepted at Kimbriki; transported by URM (United Resource Management) to Somersby for sorting then distributed for recycling.
Watch a very cool animation on recycling www.getitrightbinnight.vic.gov.au/how-recycling-works
Aluminium cans are accepted at Kimbriki. they are transported along with mixed containers, by URM to Parr Recycling at Somersby who supply recycled aluminium back to industry.
Vehicle batteries are collected by local recycler Associated Scrap Metals, Brookvale. They deliver the used lead acid batteries (ULAB’S) to Sydney based battery recyclers. These ULAB’s are fed into a battery breaker which separates the lead metal, lead paste, polypropylene and weak acid into discrete streams ready for treatment prior to recycling in secondary lead smelters, with chemical manufacturers, and plastics recyclers.
Used motor oil can be deposited by customers into the storage tank onsite and is collected by Nationwide Oil. At Wetherill Park the oil is recovered by a unique chemical process that removes water and heavy metals.
Charity Clothing Collection
Used clothing deposited into The Smith Family bins is sorted and re-used through The Smith Family charity shops. Donation items must be good enough to re-sell.
Recyclable Plastic containers
Plastics bottles and containers made of a range of plastics are accepted at Kimbriki. They are transported by URM to Parr recycling at Somersby then sorted and baled for plastic manufacturing.
Cardboard and Paper
VISY Recycling collects the continuous supply of quality cardboard delivered to Kimbriki from local businesses. The cardboard and paper is recycled at VISY’s Smithfield Paper Mill where up to 1,000 tonnes of material are processed daily.
Tyres are removed from the site by Roadrubber Tyres. They are taken to Enviroguard’s shredding processing facility – Tyrecycle at Erskine Park. Up to 5 tyres can be disposed of per customer visit (this limit is set by the NSW Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water). Charges Apply. Kimbriki can supply used rimless tyres, however, an application must be submitted and approved prior to arrival on site for collection. Contact us for more information. Tyres will not be supplied for use on vehicles.
Charity Toy Repair
The Peninsula Senior Citizens Toy Repair Group collects and repairs toys which are then donated to children’s charities.