We provide zero-waste-to-landfill solutions for street sweepings and gully waste that historically have been sent to landfill.
To make it easy for our customers we accept sweepings at one of our transfer stations or directly at one of the two street sweepings sites in Wolverhampton or Coventry.
We process the sweepings and separate them into three fractions: sand, aggregates and organics. Non-hazardous waste, such as ferrous metals, is also separated and recycled. Organic materials including leaves and twigs and filter cake (the sludge left after washing) are used in Environment Agency-approved landfill restoration projects. For example, materials are used for landfill capping to form the base on which the restoration takes place. Sand and aggregates can be used by the construction industry.
In 2015, we launched an innovative closed-loop project turning street sweeping into concrete blocks. Street sweepings arrive on site and are thoroughly cleaned to remove pollution from vehicle exhausts. The sand and aggregates separated from washed material are mixed with cement and used to make concrete blocks. This innovation and its practical application of a circular economy principles earned recognition of the industry. The project was awarded a title of the Best Recycled Product of the year 2016 and the Best Recycled Product of 2016.