Sustainable asphalt

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1,696,579 plastic bags, 316,029 glass bottles and 38,682 waste toner cartridges are being used to resurface roads at multiple sites in the Woollahra Municipality through a trial of innovative new product Reconophalt.

The mix of recycled plastic, glass and reclaimed asphalt substantially reduces the amount of waste that ends up in landfill, while providing a road surface that’s stronger and longer-lasting than traditional asphalt.

The use of Reconophalt across our municipality is a fantastic way of ensuring waste that would otherwise end up in landfill is reused – a far better outcome for the environment and a great example of how infrastructure can be built sustainably.

Here is an outline of where we are trialling the use of Reconophalt in the Woollahra local government area from late 2019 through to 2020:

Street and SuburbSectionDate
Ian Street, Rose Bay From Dover Road 15 November 2019
Ian Lane, Rose Bay From Ian Street to Carlisle Street 15 November 2019
Belah Avenue, Vaucluse From Old South Head Road to Belah Gardens 18 November 2019
Old South Head Road, Vaucluse From Macquarie Street to Cambridge Street 22 November 2019
Lindsay Avenue, Darling Point From Darling Point Road 17 December 2019
Alma Street, Paddington From Lawson Street Planned for January 2020
Goodhope Street, Paddington From Glenmore Road to Hoddle Street Planned for January 2020
Junction Street, Woollahra From Edgecliff Road to Carroll Lane Planned for January 2020
Carlotta Road, Double Bay From Arthur Street Planned for March 2020

View the Reconophalt product brochure for more information about Reconophalt.