J.J. Richards operate a Construction & Demolition Waste Resource Recovery Facility (North End) in a former hard rock quarry at Oxenford in South East Queensland. This operation engages practices that promote recovery and recycling of wastes generated by the construction and demolition industry.
Incoming mixed waste, once destined for landfill burial, is sorted and screened to recover commodities including soil, steel, concrete, timber and green waste. These are either sent for recycling and/or beneficial reuse off site, or are further processed at North End into products such as turf underlay soil, crushed concrete road base and drainage aggregate. Residual wastes are either landfilled as part of the ongoing restoration of the quarry or are transferred to licensed sites elsewhere.