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A resilient belt for demolition material recycling


The City Circle Group (CCG) are well versed on the rough and tumble of harsh operating conditions. This is the result of being heavily involved in the recycling of building and construction waste for more than 40 years.

Since its inception in 1981 by the Skidmore Family, CCG has built a reputation in providing demolition, decommissioning, remediation, excavation, and recycling services in Australia. Over time, the business group has grown to offer a diverse range of expert services tailored to each project.

CCG’s culture has a strong regard for the environment, which is emphasised by the introduction of sustainable practices into all their business activities.

Until the mid-1990s, concrete demolition and brick rubble was consistently sent to landfills. CCG was one of the first to pioneer the zero-waste when they established their first recycling centre in Melbourne in 1999.

Josh Ralston is the Recycling Operations Manager for the recycling side of City
Circle Group. He is responsible for overseeing the CCG recycling centres operating across Victoria.

He explains why conveyor systems and other machinery used by the CCG team need to be particularly resilient in harsh working conditions.

“We crush down blocks of concrete as big as one metre by one metre down to 200-millimetre size,” says Josh. “From there, this crushed material runs along a conveyor system to another crusher called an impact crusher for further refinement. All of the material we produce is VicRoads accredited and goes on to be implemented in the construction of roadways, pathways, driveways, and subdivisions.”

The process of dismantling, demolishing, and deconstructing a building is arduous and requires robust equipment that can handle large volumes of bricks, concrete blocks, steel rods, and debris.

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