Essex-based company invests in its eighth CDE wet-processing system to meet growing demand for recycled aggregates
WASTE-management operators and aggregate suppliers SRC Group have commissioned their eighth CDE wash plant, as the business looks to adopt a more sustainable approach for the future and further improve its recycling efficiency and environmental performance.
As one of the leading names serving the construction products and recycling markets in London and the Home Counties, SRC Group work closely with their customers to help develop sustainable solutions that can assist them in meeting their environmental agendas and improving their recycling practices.
The new CDE washing facility will contribute to SRC’s ongoing efficiency goals, providing the company with the capacity and maximum throughput and yield to produce higher-quality washed/graded sand and aggregate products.
The 150 tonnes/h wash plant will allow SRC to process both incoming inert and non-hazardous material from various business activities (eg internal demolition, earthworks, civils projects), to maximize the recovery of quality recycled sand and aggregates, which can be returned to the local construction industry as a cost-effective and sustainable alternative to virgin quarried materials.
Oliver Rees, managing director of SRC Group, was quick to point out that waste-recycling has become a very important part of the business and technological innovations, such as the new CDE washing plant, will help them to achieve a more profitable and sustainable future.
He commented: ‘Every six months we're recording significant increases in the volumes of material we're moving. As we grow it's just not sustainable – both for us as a business and for the environment – to maintain the same levels of quarried sand and aggregate products.
‘We see recycling as a significant part of our operations and it’s the right thing to be doing for the environment. We’re diverting around 800,000 tonnes of construction and demolition waste from landfill each year; producing sand and gravel for reuse in construction and creating prefab concrete lego blocks for retaining structures as well as paving.’