Press article from last Friday tells us that the rubble from the Christchurch earthquake (and there is a lot – 4.25 million tonnes of rubble and 325,000 tonnes of silt) will go to a special Resource Recovery Park in Bottle Lake Forest Park, Burwood in Christchurch where it will be dumped and then sorted – some for reuse. This will help reduce the amount of reusable rubble going to Kate Valley Landfill. No doubt in the months to come there will be millions of more tonnes from buildings that might be structurally sound but the ground isn’t so they will have to come down as well to shore up the foundations. Update – this is being managed by Transpacific Industries Ltd.
Only some of the Bottle Lake Forest Park will be used as a Resource Recovery Centre – the rest will continue to be a great site for bikers and walkers.