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Million-tonne milestone for The Sheehan Group

The Sheehan Group has prevented more than one million tonnes of C&D waste from going to landfill over the last decade
The Sheehan Group has prevented more than one million tonnes of C&D waste from going to landfill over the last decade

Company prevents more than one million tonnes of C&D waste from ending up in landfill

THE Sheehan Group, specialists in recycling and sustainable construction, are celebrating a landmark recycling milestone. The company has now saved more than a million tonnes of construction and demolition waste from going to UK landfill sites in the decade since it significantly invested in CDE recycling technology.

The company’s advanced recycling plant is used to wash construction and demolition waste that would otherwise be destined for landfill, turning it into high-grade reusable aggregate. The plant produces two types of high-quality sand and a selection of graded recycled aggregates, which are used in the production of low-carbon concrete blocks, ready-mixed concrete, and other construction materials.


According to the Sheehan Group, contractors are embracing the high-grade recycled products, which have a lower carbon footprint and protect natural resources. The Group also uses the recycled materials in many of its own construction projects, as well as offering delivery and collection of the materials across Oxfordshire and the surrounding areas.

Sales director Katie Sheehan said: ‘We’re proud to have reached this big recycling milestone. The introduction of the waste recycling plant more than 10 years ago was a significant investment as part of our sustainability strategy and commitment to lead the field in producing recycled materials. The volume of waste we have saved and reused is an excellent example of what can be achieved in the sustainability space.’

Ms Sheehan continued: ‘With the growing climate crisis, sustainability and reducing the construction industry’s carbon footprint is more crucial than ever. We have successfully demonstrated that the circular driven economy makes a difference and remain committed to taking this further. If the construction industry adopted this model more broadly, it would help the sector significantly with its net-zero ambitions.’

Based in Oxfordshire, the family-run Sheehan Group business specializes in construction, recycling, and civil engineering. In 2019 the company invested in an upgrade to its CDE Global wet processing plant to produce higher-quality recycled sand, making it one of the first companies in the UK to introduce density separation technology into the existing system.


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