Overview

Glass Recycling has a glass processing facility in Dandenong South. It has applied to increase its operations. It proposes to recycle glass waste for sale to fibreglass and concrete manufacturers who will reuse it.

Glass Recycling Ptd Ltd have applied for a long-route licence, under section 20(8) of the Environment Protection Act 1970. A long-route licence is issued where a works approval was required but not obtained.

The full application can be viewed in the 'Supporting documents’ section of this page.


Updates

Works approval granted

EPA has assessed and issued a long route licence for Glass Recycling (VIC) Pty Ltd to install infrastructure which would support the increase to process up to 60,000 tonnes of reprocessed glass per year. The approval allows for the installation of:

• Glass crusher

• Set of vibrating screens

• Feed Hopper

• Conveyor belt

• Dust collector

• Water sprayers

• Fire hose reels

• Fire extinguishers

• External fire hydrant

• Exit signage

• Emergency lighting.

If you object to the issuing of the works approval or its conditions, you may have the decision reviewed by applying in writing within 21 days of the date of issue to:

Registrar, Planning and Environment Division
Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT)
7th Floor, 55 King Street, Melbourne

An application fee may be applicable when lodging an appeal with VCAT.

Contact VCAT on 03 9628 9777 for further details on fees associated with an appeal. A copy of the appeal should also be forwarded, within seven days of lodgement, to:

Manager, Development Assessments Unit
Environment Protection Authority Victoria

GPO Box 4395, Melbourne 3001

Submissions on this long-route licence are now closed. EPA did not receive any submissions from members of the public. A decision is due in August on this long-route licence.

In-lieu of a face to face information session, we encouraged the community to ask questions about the long-route licence process or Glass Recycling's proposal here. No questions were posed to either EPA or Glass Recycling.

What does the application propose?

Glass Recycling has an existing glass processing facility. It has applied to increase its operations from under 10,000 tonnes of end of life glass per year to 60,000 tonnes per year. The proposed waste will be recycled and sold to fibreglass and concrete manufacturers for reuse. Concrete manufacturers will use the recycled glass as an additive to non-slip concrete.

Operations will include sorting and crushing of glass.

The nearest sensitive receptor to the site is 395 m (measured from the boundary of the site).

The risk from particulate matter (PM10 and PM2.5) will being mitigated by:

  • undertaking all operations and storage within the enclosed building
  • applying water sprayers to suppress dust during crushing
  • using a dust extractor with a removal efficiency of 99 per cent.

Glass Recycling propose operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

EPA hasn't received any pollution reports about this site since it began operating in 2017.