The Coffs Coast's Handy Bin Waste Services has won an Australian Business Award.
The Coffs Coast's Handy Bin Waste Services has won an Australian Business Award.

Handybin's new products applauded

LOCAL company Handybin Waste Services is riding a wave of success having been awarded an Australian Business Award for Best New Product.

The company's aggregate and sand products produced from recovered crushed glass were applauded at the awards ceremony.

The Award recognises the research, development and manufacture of recovered glass aggregate and sand that Handybin produces at the Coffs Coast Glass Processing Facility located on England's Rd.

For Handybin, this national award comes hot on the heels of recognition last week in the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage Sustainability Advantage program.

In a ceremony hosted in Sydney on July 23, NSW Environment Minister Robyn Parker presented one of only 11 Silver Awards to Handybin's Managing Director Harry Wilson.

Handybin's Regional Manager Lee Beckett said he was delighted by the win, and with good reason.

"Our recovered glass aggregate and sand products are the result of significant research, planning and development, and we are proud to be distributing a 100% recycled, high quality substitute for raw materials," Mr Beckett said.

"The award goes a long way in acknowledging the work and efforts of our team from the point of collection of glass fines, right through to the processing and final sales and distribution of the products.

"In the last year, we recovered, processed and distributed just under 4 million kilos of glass that previously had to be treated as waste. That's a lot of landfill space saved.

"The recovered glass products are now widely used on the Coffs Coast by plumbers, landscapers, concreters and home gardeners.

"Local businesses are recognising the value and environmental benefits of using a recycled product as opposed to virgin materials.

Recovered Glass Sales Co-ordinator Brett Constable said the recovered glass products are not just a sound environmental choice for tradesmen and the home handyman; they are also a cost effective and reliable replacement for their virgin counterparts in the applications they are designed for.

"Our recovered glass aggregate and sand products are fully compliant with the NSW EPA Recovered Glass Sand Exemption, and as such can be used in drainage, pipe embedment, landscaping, concreting and road making activities," Mr Constable said.

"The products have good compaction qualities making them ideal in these applications," he said.



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