We, at Green Collect, are committed to processes that are transparent and locally based.
Below is an outline of the organisations that process collected items.
Collected from hospitaility and corporate clients in Melbourne’s CBD.
Sent to Embeltons, in Coburg for remanufacture into flooring, sound
proof wall tiles, auto-gaskets and miscellanious other items such as
cricket ball inners.
Aluminium and steel bottle tops, steel cork wires.
Sent to Southern Cross Metals in Williamstown for recycling.
Recycling aluminium uses 93% less energy than new aluminium.
Ink, laser, photocopy, printer cartridges.
Sent to Close The Loop in Camberfield for recycling, returning the
raw materials back to the original manufacturer for reuse in new
printers and cartridges.
Polymer codes 1-6, synthetic cork
Sent to Australian Composite Technologies, in Somerton, for creation of 'e-wood'.
CDs, CD covers, other plastics
Sent to PGM Refiners, in Hallam. (see below)
Computers, mobile phones, accessories, floppy disks, video cassettes
If in working order, resold or distributed to community groups in our
Reuse program, or sent to Green PC for onsale to low income
If no longer working, sent to PGM Refiners, in Hallam, for recycling.
PGM Refiners uses the following partner organisations for processing
- Metals – processed by Base Metals in Adelaide, and CMA Metals in
Western Australia, for sale in Australian and overseas markets.
- Plastics/CDs – processed by Claw Environmental in Welshpool,
Western Australia, and by Sims Plastics in Maribrynong, Victoria.
Plastic polymers are sold within Australia and off shore.
- Glass – processed at Zinifex Ltd in Port Pirie, South Australia.
- Printed Circuit Boards – processed at PGM refiners in their
Newcastle plant. Finished metal concentrate is often sold to
mining companies and other high end refiners in Europe, USA and
- Batteries - there are presently very few battery recycling facilities
within Australia. Batteries are sent to Hydromet (Aust); Toxco
(USA); SNAM (France); Umicore (Korea), who look after different
chemistries for batteries.