Recycling

CCG has always promoted a culture with a strong regard for the environment and has placed considerable emphasis on introducing sustainable practices into its business activities.

CCG has been and remains a pioneer of solid waste – or construction and demolition (C&D) materials recycling – in Victoria. Until the mid 1990’s, this material which included concrete, demolition and brick rubble, was needlessly sent to landfills. CCG embraced the Zero Waste initiative early on to reduce its demolition waste and made significant capital investment into establishing its first recycling centre in Melbourne in 1999. For any recycling endeavour to be viable, it must be accessible to both the generators of solid waste materials and the end users of the recycled products.

CCR has grown to three major facilities recycling over a million tonnes of C&D waste annually. These facilities service all generators of solid waste from Municipal Councils to demolition contractors and the broader construction industry. Each plant varies in its requirements, with crushing equipment and systems sourced from around the world to achieve the best possible results for the company, its clients and the environment.

Now CCR’s crushing division produces Vic Roads accredited road pavement material and engineered fills to the civil construction industry. Its gasification and waste-to-energy plant is seeing thousands of cubic metres of waste timber converted into fuel, which is used to power the electric crushing plants. CCG has provided recycled products to notable projects like the Western Ring Road Freeway (M80), the Westgate Freeway widening project (M1) and many new major residential developments plus government, municipal and commercial infrastructure projects in Victoria. This material would traditionally have been sourced from virgin material quarries.

With demolition projects, recycling saves money. Where there are significant quantities of concrete and brick rubble material, this can be processed on site and utilised as base or hardstand material for future development work. The savings result from a significant reduction in transport costs. This means there is a reduction in material leaving the site, with a specification crushed fill product being generated on site.

CCG also produces a range of topsoils, soil blends and mulch material.

We strive to recycle as much demolition building material as possible. Check out how we’ve been doing over the years below.

Material recycled and diverted from landfill 2019 (tonnes)

Material recycled and diverted from landfill 2018 (tonnes)

Material recycled and diverted from landfill 2017 (tonnes)

As of September, we’ve recycled 1,087,818 tonnes of building and demolition material and diverted it from landfill.