The Salvation Army Mattress Recycling Facility

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The Salvation Army Mattress Recycling Facility

Project Location: Elizabeth Street, Wetherill Park

Client Name:  The Salvation Army
Development Name: The Salvation Army Mattress Recycling Facilty

Project Managers: Brooke Whalley

ADW Johnson worked closely with the Salvation Army to prepare a development application seeking to change the use of an existing industrial building to a Resource Recovery Facility for the processing of Mattresses. The facility involves a high pressure water jetting and automated mechanical handling system to de-construct mattresses to recover recyclables in the form of steel, foam and fabric. The water used in the process is also cleaned and recycled. The technology is the only truly effective purpose built solution for used mattresses in ‘any’ condition. 

Noting the fact that approximately 5% of the population will dispose of a mattress annually, the Environmental Protection Authority has supported the project as part of their ‘Waste Less, Recycle More’ initiative.

The application was prepared and lodged within a tight time frame, aimed at lodging the application prior to the Christmas shutdown period. With the application lodged 21st December 2016, ADW Johnson worked with Council, promptly addressing any matters raised, in order to receive consent 16th January 2017 – just a 4 week assessment period with Council.


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