ABOUT 36 tonnes of recycling materials a day is being diverted to a recycling centre in western Sydney following the Boxing Day hearth on the Hume Materials Restoration Facility.

Regardless of investigations, the ACT authorities says a definitive reason for the hearth will not be established. The hearth destroyed a lot of the recycling centre, nonetheless the surface baling and storage areas weren’t affected.

Glass containers returned by way of the ACT Container Deposit Scheme are being saved onsite, whereas longer-term preparations are put in place.

Clear up work continues on the present website and that is anticipated to be accomplished within the coming weeks, topic to last structural engineers’ experiences.

Within the medium-term it’s probably the MRF website, as soon as made secure, might be operational in some capability. At a minimal, the location may very well be used as a switch station to different recycling amenities whereas work continues on the beforehand introduced improvement of a brand new MRF for the ACT.

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Ian Meikle, editor