Power Poles

In September 2020 the EMRC began accepting waste power poles from Western Power and processing them onsite on a new concrete pad to segregate the various categories of timber with class IV category timber being disposed of at Red Hill Waste Management Facility, class V category material being sent to a suitable facility offsite and the remainder of the pole timber being shredded on-site and recycled as woodchip.  

What is recycled? 

Significant quantities of reinforcing steel from the power poles are recovered and recycled.