Environment and Sustainability, Operations & Maintenance, Passenger Rail, Signalling & Communications

The road to recycling

An award-winning road surfacing material named Reconophalt is being used on METRONET’s Denny Avenue Level Crossing Removal Project in Perth. 

The innovative product was developed by project contractor, Downer, and laid on the new cul-de-sac section of Third Avenue in Kelmscott this month. It’s the first time Reconophalt is used on a WA State Government project, incorporating sustainable practices to help meet recycling and carbon emission reduction targets. 

Reconophalt contains high recycled materials that would otherwise end up in landfill or be stockpiled.  

It has considerable sustainability and performance benefits such as greater durability over time, reduced energy use and reduced cost – and can even be recycled at the end of its useful life. 

The 60 tonnes of Reconophalt used on 900mof road contains the equivalent of: 

  • 47,368 plastic bags 
  • 1078 toner cartridges 
  • 71 car tyres’ worth of crumb rubber 
  • 15 tonnes of recycled asphalt