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Hope rubble will be recycled

It is hoped up to 80% of rubble in Christchurch will be able to be recycled.

Transpacific waste management South Island general manager Gareth James says the City Council is keen to see the maximum amount of material recycled.

He says they want to see the material reused in the rebuilding of Christchurch.

Mr James says work at the moment is looking at where can the material be stockpiled and what is involved in working through probably several million tonnes of demolition material over several years.

– NewstalkZB

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Guest Peter on 25/03/2011 9:44am

What about the mongrel demolition types that are thieving stock and valuable building material from the buildings they are “deconstructing” and selling for personal profit. Basically they are thieving from legitimate building owners and proprietors of businesses. Civil Defense (and the National Government – Gerry Brownlee ) are doing and inept job at containing this racket..

Cameron on 24/03/2011 8:07pm

Best news I’ve heard all morning, now we just need someone to order the use of the thousands of tons of silt they have piled around, perhaps as backfill for retaining walls, or mixed with concrete etc…


Guest on 31/03/2011 4:25am

….The only thing that they should have been trying to safe is all the beautiful timber posts,columns,rafters and trusses of all the old buildings,but in most photos all you see is the diggers spliting and smashing them to the ground!!….I think that if chch had any sense the idea of brick buildings would be as far from their minds as possible!……

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