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Sheehan Group invest in wheel washing technology

Wheel washing

Company installs new MobyDick wheel washing system at flagship aggregates recycling plant

AS part of their sustainability and environmental strategy, the Sheehan Group have fitted a £50,000 MobyDick wheel washing system at their aggregates recycling plant in Oxford. 

The drive-through unit efficiently removes dirt, mud and debris from lorries and uses water from a reservoir to help ensure Sheehan Group carry out an environmentally friendly operation. 

Tara Sheehan, finance director of Sheehan Group, said: ‘The wheel wash system is highly effective and ensures every lorry that visits our site leaves with clean wheels. It is another significant investment in infrastructure as part of our strategy to be as carbon neutral, sustainable and environmentally friendly as possible.  

‘The service is for all HGV vehicles that visit our recycling plant and many drivers from other companies have commented on how good it is and how grateful they are, as it saves them from doing it at the end of their shift. It means that when lorries leave our site they are free from debris, which has a really positive bearing on the local roads and communities.’

MobyDick are a global leader in wheel washing technology, ranging from advanced spray systems to water recycling modules. Sheehan Group’s latest wheel wash system is a cost-effective alternative to manually operated pressure washers and further complements the company’s on-site CDE water-treatment facility, which is being used to wash construction and demolition (C&D) waste by turning it into reusable aggregates.  

Last year Sheehan Group celebrated a significant milestone by diverting around 500,000 tonnes of waste from UK landfill sites using the CDE recycling plant. Half of the recycled material is used in the company’s own construction projects while the rest is sold to contractors. 

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