Recycling facility named MeRF up for major environment award
LISMORE City Council's new Material Recovery Facility (MRF) is in the running for a Green Globe.
The council was announced as a finalist in the State awards Waste and Recycling category.
Council's waste operations co-ordinator Kevin Trustum said: "We're absolutely thrilled - the Green Globes are the Oscars of the recycling world."
"We always knew we were onto something big with the new MRF and already we're seeing that others are taking notice.
"A big part of our MRF and Glass Processing Plant being a success is our community recycling right at home."
Representatives will attend an awards ceremony at Parliament House on October 30.
The facility is set to process more than 15,000 tonnes of recyclable material each year that will be remanufactured into new products.
Its adjoining Glass Processing Plant will crush glass from landfill into sand for use in road base and asphalt.
As a finalist, the council will be in the running for three special awards - the Regional Sustainability Award, 10-year Sustainability Award and The Premier's Award for Environmental Excellence.
The MRF is at the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre at East Lismore.