Who we are, what we do

iQ Renew – Intelligent Australian Recycling

We are an Australian recycler. Our mission is linking the community to industry through innovation.

We believe in finding the highest value recycling solution for your recovered resources, with a particular focus on innovative solutions for glass and plastic. 

Our Material Recovery Facility (MRF) on the NSW Central Coast receives and sorts materials from recycling bins of a number of large councils including the Central Coast, Ku-ring-gai and Northern Beaches. At the MRF, council recycling trucks drop off material from yellow and blue bins to be sorted ready for secondary processing (into new resources).

Our cutting-edge secondary processing facilities include:

What is a MRF?

A MRF, or Material Recovery Facility, is a large and fast-paced factory where mixed recycling comes in to be sorted into its various recyclable streams – plastic, paper, glass, aluminium and steel. Some of the sorting is done by hand, but most is automated and done by machines. The end recyclable materials are then bailed and sent on for processing into new products.

At iQ Renew’s Central Coast MRF we sort 30 tonnes of recyclable waste per hour. This facility alone saves 105,000m3 of landfill a year as a result of recycling. This equates to 20,000 tonnes of greenhouse gases being reduced a year, the equivalent of removing 4,582 cars from the road.

A Circular Solution for Plastics: Cat-HTR™ Chemical Recycling Technology

iQ Renew own the rights to the Cat-HTR™ chemical recycling technology for End-of-Life Plastic in Australia and NZ. 

Our Cat-HTR™ technology uses chemical recycling to convert non-recyclable or End-of-Life Plastics (otherwise sent to landfill) into chemicals to make new plastics and more sustainable fuels. Chemical recycling plastics with our Cat-HTR™ technology is a true circular solution for plastic. The platform can recycle a mix of post-consumer plastics, including soft plastics and multi-layer packaging, that are not able to be physically recycled.

The synthetic oil from the Cat-HTR™ process is a substitute for fossil crude, reducing demand for virgin fossil oil.

For more information on Licella™ and the Cat-HTR™ technology, view this video.

Glass Recycling Innovation: iQ Renew Virtual Quarry 

Our Virtual Quarry on the Central Coast recycles recovered glass from our MRF into crushed, clean sand for a range of high-value applications.

iQ Renew’s clean recycled glass sand can be used as civil sand, drainage medium, blasting abrasive, water filtration medium and in soil enhancement.