Southern recycling boost

Published on 28 April 2021

Southern recycling boost

A state-of-the-art recycling facility is headed for Seaford Heights that will reshape South Australia's household recycling sector.

Recycling in southern Adelaide received a massive boost late last month, following a $5.35 million federal government funding announcement for a Seaford Heights recycling facility.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison made the announcement during a visit to the site, which is a joint initiative of the Southern Region Waste Resource Authority (SRWRA)—a subsidiary of Onkaparinga, Marion and Holdfast Bay councils—and Re.Group (an Australian recycling and resource recovery specialist).

The Southern Materials Recovery Facility (SMRF) will process at least 31,000 tonnes annually of ‘yellow bin’ recyclables and, thanks to Australian Government funding, it has the capacity to handle more than 60,000 tonnes.

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