New recycling facility focuses on concrete waste

NEW BUSINESS: The Kleidon family getting ready to open Kleicon Recycling next week.
NEW BUSINESS: The Kleidon family will open Kleicon Recycling next week.

Bundaberg's only individual concrete recycling facility will open its doors next week with resident Dean Kleidon at the helm of the new business.

Mr Kleidon said Kleicon Recycling would offer a place to dump commercial and domestic grade concrete, brick, rock and asphalt at his site at 18 Brickworks Circuit.

“The aim of the facility is to recycle these materials for other purposes like creating road bases and more,” he said.

Mr Kleidon is no stranger to the construction industry, having worked in earthmoving before deciding to follow his dream of opening his own recycling company.

“I have always wanted to branch out to open this type of business,” he said.

“Now that the waste levy has been introduced, I thought it would be the perfect time to offer up this service in our region.

“It will be the only facility of its kind.”

Mr Kleidon said the facility would provide many benefits to those with concrete and other materials to dispose of.

“We will be open for both commercial and domestic waste,” he said.

“The amount of concrete dumped takes up a massive percentage of our valuable landfill space, so this facility will hopefully alleviate that pressure all while recycling these materials and creating new purposes for them.”

Mr Kleidon said his dumping prices would come at an affordable cost.

“To dump a 6×4 trailer load, it will cost $11 which includes GST,” he said.

“For a tandem tipper, we will charge $220.

“We hope that by providing these affordable prices it will help people out while promoting recycling as a whole.”

Kleicon Recycling will open Monday, 12 of August at 8.30am.

As a new facility the use will be regulated by provisions of Council’s Planning Scheme.