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R Collard shortlisted for MRW National Recycling Award

Robert Collard

Waste-management firm in the running for 2016 Construction Recycler of the Year accolade 

HAMPSHIRE-based R Collard have been confirmed as a finalist in the Construction Recycler of Year category at this year’s Materials Recycling World (MRW) National Recycling Awards. 

The annual MRW awards reward best practice and excellence across the industry and some of R Collard’s key initiatives that have impressed the judging panel include: the development of a state-of-the-art materials recycling facility to increase waste processing capacity four fold; and the acquisition of a local skip hire firm to further increase waste recycling activities.  


The company has also invested around £2.5 million in a 120 tonnes/h washing plant to process inert waste into high-grade aggregates all-year round. And some of the local high-profile projects that R Collard have been involved in include: the Arborfield and Wellesley garrison sites; and A34 Chieveley interchange project, where the business supplied 10,000 tonnes of 40mm shingle to the redevelopment.

‘Being a finalist in these National Recycling Awards is a great honour for the company,’ said managing director Robert Collard. ‘We have focused our efforts on creating a business that puts sustainability at the forefront of all our service areas and it is gratifying that the judges at MRW have recognized this.’ 

The Construction Recycler of the Year category is for companies that have applied fresh thinking to their operations and have incorporated resource efficiency into their business, such as waste prevention, reuse and recycling.  The winner becomes a beacon for best practice in the construction recycling sector.

The shortlist for this category was announced on 4 April, and there now follows a second round of judging before the winner is announced at the London Hilton on Park Lane on 6 July. 


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