Hume Freeway’s Recycled Asphalt
An 850m stretch of Hume Freeway, located near Euroa in Victoria’s northeast, is set to be rebuilt using recycled materials! More than 2,100 tonnes of recycled materials will be processed by Wodonga Asphalt Plant — including around 1 million recycled glass bottles, 746,000 plastic bags, 420 tonnes of reclaimed asphalt, and 21,800 printer cartridges!
Compared to traditional road surfaces, the mix of recycled materials can withstand heavy traffic better — meaning that it will last longer! “By diverting this waste from landfill and putting it into road projects like this, we’re taking the pressure off our precious natural resources,” says Minister for Roads and Road Safety, Ben Carroll. Plus, Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, says “Not only will this new surface help us cut down on waste, it will also last longer than traditional asphalt — giving us more value for money in our road maintenance program.”