Council paves way for sustainable roads

Wednesday, 17 April 2019


Inner West Council is paving the way for environmentally sustainable roads by pioneering new road resheeting made from recyclable material.

Council is undertaking road resurfacing work on Henson Street in Summer Hill using Reconophalt, which is 65 per cent more durable than normal asphalt and made from recycled materials.

The Inner West is the second Sydney council to use the new product, which made from recyclable and non-recyclable materials.

Inner West Mayor Darcy Byrne said that Reconophalt roads will last longer and be better at handling heavy vehicles.

“Our road resheeting will now be a way to recycle printer cartridge toner, plastic bags and packing material and glass bottles,” he said.

“Not only that, but this innovative asphalt product is also recyclable itself and can be reused into the future.”

The road resurfacing took place on April 15, 16 and 17 in partnership with Downer Group as part of a trial for using more sustainable road materials.

Sutherland Shire Council was the first Sydney council to use Reconophalt in 2018.

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