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New C&D waste-recycling plant for NWH Group

Work commences on new £4.4 million C&D waste-recycling plant for NWH

Scottish firm drives up recycling rates with £4.4 million investment in wet-processing plant

THE NWH Group have broken ground at the site of their new construction and demolition (C&D) waste-recycling wash plant on the outskirts of Edinburgh. The £4.4 million investment at the Scottish recycling firm’s Mayfield site will strengthen and support NWH’s green credentials and circular approach to recovering valuable sand and aggregates from an array of waste streams, including inert construction and waste materials.

Supplied by Northern Ireland-based wet-processing specialists Circular, the new custom-built waste processing plant will allow NWH to further increase recycling rates and improve the quality, reliability and grading of recycled resources available whilst expanding their product range from three to six recycled aggregate/sand products.


Capable of throughputs up to 250 tonnes/h (up from 75 tonnes/h), the latest recycling and wet-processing equipment will enable NWH to produce: 10mm, 20mm and 40mm aggregate products; as well as Type 1; washed concrete sand; and ultrafine sand.

Mark Williams, chief executive officer of the NWH Group, commented: ‘As we continue to increase our contribution to the circular economy, and in turn become even more sustainable as a business, our latest investment facilitates an increase in our production of recycled resources.

‘This not only improves our product offering to customers, but also further reduces waste to landfill. By promoting the use of recycled aggregates, we’re helping reduce the levels of primary production to preserve the depleting natural reserves.’

The new C&D waste-recycling plant is being installed around the company’s existing operations to minimize downtime and is expected be fully operational in the second quarter of 2022.

According to Circular, it will be one of the UK’s largest and most advanced wet-processing plants for C&D waste-recycling, capable of diverting more than 650,000 tonnes of waste per year from landfill.


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