World-class recycling as new facility opens
BUNDABERG is set to benefit with the opening of the region's largest privately owned waste recycling plant, able to recycle more than 85% of all household and business waste.
With more than 30 years in the waste recycling industry, the owners of A to Z Waste Recycling have opened their Bundaberg facility, including an on-site, secure document shredding service at 32 Wyllie St, Thabeban.
Owner and manager Norm Kemp said it had been a long time in the planning and he was excited to finally be bringing the service to Bundaberg.
"For too long the people in this region have had limited choice when it came to their recycling," Mr Kemp said.
"Now, with the opening of this facility, we are able to bring world-class recycling methods to Bundaberg and the Wide Bay," he said.
"We estimate that our total tonnage for 2016 will be about 470 tonnes - of this we expect to put 200 tonnes through the recycling transfer station.
"That is a significant amount that will not go into our landfills."
Mr Kemp said the team at A to Z not only prided themselves on using state-of-the-art processes but are also proud of their clean and well-organised facility along with the great customer service they provided.
The site was officially opened by Member for Burnett Stephen Bennett, the Queensland Opposition environment spokesman.
"It's exciting to see a world-class, efficient and environmentally responsible approach to waste management being introduced right here in the Bundaberg region," Mr Bennett said.
"We are seeing an increasing number of people recycling in their homes and businesses and this new plant will hopefully encourage more local businesses to jump on board and adopt environmentally friendly measures in their workplace," he said.
"I congratulate A to Z Waste Recycling on expanding its reach to Bundaberg.
"It's a win for the environment and it's a win for Bundaberg.
"Recycling can and does make a real difference to our environment."
For more information, phone Norman Kemp on 0448 421 444.