Processing Facilities

Recycling FacilityCardboard recycling bale

Handybin has a state-of-the-art recycling facility (Materials Recovery Facility) located at the Coffs Coast Resource Recovery Park at Englands Road. Recyclables collected in domestic and commercial recycling collections are sorted by hand and machines and then baled for sale to recycling markets.

Recyclables processed include:

  • Paper and cardboard (non-waxed);
  • Steel and aluminium cans;
  • Plastics marked 1-5;
  • Glass bottles and jars;

Download Description of MRF Process

Biomass FacilityCompost Turners

The Biomass Facility operated by Biomass Solutions (Coffs Harbour) Pty. Ltd. is an innovative waste treatment facility which processes organics (greenwaste and foodwaste) and residual waste (garbage).

Reject material is removed from the organics material in the receival hall prior to being composted by mechanical turners over a period of 21 days. The composted product is available for purchase from the facility.

The residual waste is sorted to remove bulky and hazardous waste, sterilised in an autoclave and then separated into its various components including a composted fraction, recyclable steel and aluminium and non-recyclable residual waste.

The volume of waste to landfill after processing is reduced by approximately 70%.

What happens to your green bin?

What happens to your green binDownload this video to learn more about how your green bin waste is processed?

What happens to your red bin?

What happens to your red binDownload this video to learn more about how your red bin waste is processed?


Tours of the Recycling and Biomass Facilities can be arranged for groups of more than 10. Call 6652 1733 to make a booking.