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CDE and Rino Recycling

Global wet-processing experts to supply its largest C&D recycling plant in Australia

IN pursuit of their aim to establish themselves as Queensland’s leading recycled aggregates producer, Rino Recycling – a new venture in construction and demolition (C&D) waste-recycling formed by Queensland Recycling Technologies (QRT) – have announced plans to invest in a brand-new state-of-the-art recycling facility in Pinkenba, Brisbane.

Developed in partnership with wet-processing industry experts CDE and fellow Irish company Turmec, who specialize in the manufacture of plant solutions for dry recyclables, the C&D plant will provide the regional building materials sector with a quality alternative to virgin quarried material.


Integrating both wet and dry processes, the ground-breaking hybrid plant will significantly improve waste recovery rates in the Brisbane metropolitan area and divert high value construction materials away from landfill.

When operational, it will have the capacity to recycle more than 1.5 million tonnes of C&D waste materials every year and is expected to save over 8,400 tonnes of carbon entering the atmosphere – the equivalent of planting over 400,000 trees. The project also represents CDE’s largest waste recycling plant in Australia to date.

Emphasizing the need to have a fully automated waste-recycling facility in Queensland, Daniel Blaser, general manager at Rino Recycling, explained: ‘When Rino Recycling acquired Byrne Resources, a hard-working family business operating in the field of waste recycling for over 15 years, we were excited to bring a renewed vision and passion for developing a world-class resource recovery business to Brisbane. 

‘Determined to be a force for positive change and to lead the charge for a circular economy in the local market, we identified the need to upscale the operation – and central to successfully scaling the business is investing in best-in-class technology to automate and scale the process and remove the requirement for manually handling of incoming material.’

Set to be commissioned in 2023, the new C&D recycling plant will accept a variable waste stream comprising of commercial skip and bin waste, demolition waste, hydro excavation waste, concrete, and excavated fills.

Combining their specialisms in wet and dry processing, CDE and Turmec will engineer an interconnected system that will work in harmony to accept incoming feedstock. It will start with Turmec’s tried-and-tested dry mixed recyclables plant separating fines and removing contaminants before processing through CDE’s advanced wash plant to produce a range of recycled sand and aggregates of virgin material quality.

Linked by a network of conveyors, waste material will transition seamlessly between the wet and dry systems without manual input. Operating alongside the core processing plant will be CDE’s HYDRO:TIP solution, which allows operators to handle wet waste with ease and efficiency. For Rino Recycling, the HYDRO:TIP will process waste mud in a cost-effective and responsible manner whilst recovering recyclable materials that can be re-sold to generate additional revenue.


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