Rubberised asphalt is being used for the first time in Tasmania in a TSA project
Rubberised Asphalt Resurfacing in Tasmania
End of life tyres and waste glass will soon be used to form part of the roads in Meander Valley, Tasmania.
Prospect Vale roads will be the first in Tasmania to incorporate the recycled products in a trial that upgrades and strengthens the road infrastructure and plans ahead for a greener future.
Glass and tyres are perfect substitutes for what would otherwise be used in road resurfacing.
Meander Valley Mayor Wayne Johnston said, "road surfacing treatments are typically comprised of quarried rock and petroleum-based products".
Mr Johnston added that road resurfacing was a helpful way to incorporate waste that would otherwise end up at the rubbish tip.
"Old tyres are certainly something we have a lot of. This project will divert 393 tyres from landfill and will reuse almost 91,000 glass bottles, which is a significant saving," he said.
The project is subsidised by Tyre Stewardship Australia and will come at no extra cost to the people of Meander Valley.