THE team at Port of Brisbane’s Operations Base has boosted its waste reduction efforts by saving more than 16 tonnes of scrap metal from being sent to landfill this financial year and raising almost $3000 for charity in the process.

PBPL has committed to sending net zero PBPL-generated waste to landfill by 2030, as part of its company-wide Target Zero strategy.

All the funds raised by scrap metal recycling go directly to the Port of Brisbane’s 2020/21 employee charity, Friends with Dignity.

PBPL works with United Scrap Metal Traders – a local company devoted to recycling metal products.


Using two different bins supplied by USMT, the Operations Base team sorts scrap metal into ferrous (such as stainless steel, cast iron and alloy steel) and non-ferrous metals (such as aluminium, copper, lead).

PBPL said in a statement, “It’s a fantastic effort from our team at the Operations Base, who are playing a big role in helping PBPL achieve it’s 2030 waste reduction target”.