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Friday, 07 March 2008 09:30

SA recycling pioneer ARR has deployed a 68-tonne mobile concrete crusher to meet massive demand for 'green' building products from SA's defence and transport infrastructure boom.

The $2.2 million Nordberg Impact Crusher -Adelaide's largest mobile crusher - will turn waste concrete, previously dumped as landfill into "Recycled Rubble”, which is used for the foundations in major infrastructure projects. Recycled Rubble is a high quality "green” alternative to virgin rock quarried from the Adelaide Hills.

ARR (Adelaide Resource Recovery) has purchased the massive machine to quadruple its capacity. Recycled Rubble is in strong demand from construction companies for use in building foundations and to create well-compacted bases for new roads and bridges.

ARR marketing manager Hugh Hocking said the "monster crusher” was necessary for ARR to meet demand for its Recycled Rubble product. "To date, we've been unable to supply the high level of demand from defence work in Port Adelaide and major transport infrastructure projects,” he said. "This new crusher will give us four times the crushing capacity, so we'll be able to crush 700-800 tonnes an hour.

"The beauty is that Recycled Rubble uses waste concrete previously dumped as landfill to create an affordable construction product which replaces virgin rock quarried from the Adelaide Hills. So it both reduces waste products and relieves the pressure on our natural environment.”

ARR is a South Australian company committed to the comprehensive recycling of construction & demolition materials into valuable resources. ARR operates a 20-hectare resource recovery facility at the Adelaide City Council's Wingfield Eco Resource Management centre.

Since January 2005, ARR has invested more than $10 million dollars in plant and equipment, creating dozens of jobs at its resource recovery operation. ARR recycles bitumen, concrete and mixed construction & demolition waste.  After its comprehensive resource recovery process, ARR sells Recycled Rubble, aggregates and a range of graded sands to building and engineering operations throughout SA.
As well as playing an important role in our State's burgeoning recycling sector, in a very real sense, ARR is helping to build the future for South Australia.


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