PORR has specialised in processing Austria’s largest waste stream, accounting for around 75% of all mass: Construction and demolition waste and excavated soil. In our own recycling and treatment facilities and through targeted research work, this is processed along with industrial waste so that it can be put to new use. Furthermore, processes for waste and contaminations of various kinds are developed in the Environmental Laboratory, whereby recyclable resources can be kept in the economic cycle, the impact of pollutants can be reduced, and unusable waste can be disposed of properly.
Our objective is to keep increasing the share of recycled construction materials and to keep developing methods that conserve resources. In Austria we currently operate around 20 sites with construction materials recycling. The Group-wide recycling volume in 2022 was 1.6m t, of which 1m t was used to substitute primary raw materials at our own construction sites and plants.
The RCH Recycling Center Himberg is one of several recycling plants that processes construction waste: