With both recovery and product manufacturing capabilities, MPC 2 will be able to process up to 7,000 tonnes of brick, concrete, timber, metal, soils, plastics, paper, cardboard and other recyclable materials a day.
Daniel Tartak, BINGO’s Managing Director and CEO, says this new facility is something both BINGO and Sydney can be proud of.
“MPC 2 is one of the most advanced recycling developments ever seen in Australia. It is really exciting to see this incredible facility come to life,” Daniel Tartak said.
“When complete, MPC 2 will provide essential recycling infrastructure to the Greater Sydney region, generating jobs, diverting waste from landfill and manufacturing recycled products, right here in Western Sydney,” he said.
Using vibrating screens, ballistic separators, magnets and optical sorting equipment, BINGO is aiming for the facility to recover up to 90% of the materials it processes.
The majority of materials recovered will be repurposed into new landscaping and building products as part of BINGO’s ECO Product range of soils, sands, aggregates, road bases, mulch, compost and more extracting maximum value out of the resources by keeping them in circulation for as long as possible.
The National Waste Report, released by the Department of Environment and Energy in 2018, revealed three-quarters of our waste is generated by the B&D and C&I sectors, with 40% of this waste ending up in landfill. In order to increase recovery rates and divert waste from landfill, large-scale recycling facilities that can process large quantities of B&D and C&I waste are essential.
“It is only by investing in this type of infrastructure that our communities will be able to reach a goal of zero waste to landfill. By investing in advanced recycling technology BINGO is able to support Australia’s move towards a circular economy, where no resource is wasted,” Daniel Tartak said.
Important features of MPC 2 include advanced fire, safety and environmental control systems such as dust suppression. The centre’s 9,000 m2 roof will be fitted with 1 megawatt of PV solar and a rain water catchment system. This rooftop solar installation will put BINGO on the pathway to making the recycling ecology park powered by 100% renewable energy.
MPC 2 is just one of several state-of-the-art recycling assets planned for development at BINGO’s 82-hectare Recycling Ecology Park at Eastern Creek. Stage 1 of BINGO’s Master Plan for the site was submitted to the local planning authorities in August. Once complete the Eastern Creek Ecology Park will be a one-stop-shop recycling precinct processing all waste streams.