Rino Recycling was established in 2021 by Queensland Recycling Technologies (QRT), a joint venture between Alceon Qld and real estate and private equity investor DCP, through the purchase of recycling business assets from an existing company based in Eagle Farm. 

That purchase provided Rino with all the existing recycling components, and a significant footprint to service the Brisbane market with two commercial waste recycling transfer stations at Pinkenba – Rino headquarters – and a river sand quarry at Waterford.

In 2022 Rino Recycling set their sights on transforming the existing facilities into a fully integrated, wholly automated plant, combining the operations of the existing Eagle Farm Road and Main Beach Road sites. Rino partnered with industry experts Turmec (Ireland) and CDE (Northern Ireland) to design, build and install the hybrid plant.  Investing in best-in-class technology to automate the recycling process and remove the requirement for manual handling of materials, and combining both wet and dry waste processing has resulted in a state-of-the-art recycling and resource recovery processing plant right on the doorstep of Brisbane’s CBD. 

In April 2023, the Clean Energy Finance Corporation pledged $75 million in debt financing for our cutting-edge plant, to help boost Australia’s recycling sector and expand onshore recycling capabilities. 

To fulfil every opportunity and meet every client’s need, Rino has initiated a huge five-year plan that involves a significant, multi-million dollar capital investment in people, technology and plant, with plant upgrades alone dramatically improving ethical standards, environmental sustainability and all aspects of job and site safety. Big moves that will improve the quality of recovered products for re-sale, reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill and future-proof Rino well into the century.

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