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New Generation Wash Plant Facility unveiled by R Collard Limited

New recycling technology will enhance efficiency and environmental performance of developments in the South of England

Construction waste management and demolition specialists, R Collard Ltd, has opened a new, state-of-the-art aggregate washing plant at its recycling facility in Eversley, Hampshire. The new plant which was opened by local MP, Rt Hon Gerald Howarth, at a special Open Day event in June, incorporates the very latest technology to enhance the quality and efficiency of the recycling process. Watch video of opening event.

From left to right:  Fintan McKeever of DUO plc, Robert Collard, Rt Hon Gerald Howarth MP, Steve Lee of CIWM

The £2 million facility will provide a local source of high-grade recycled aggregate products 12 months of the year to enhance the efficiency and environmental performance of regional construction and civil engineering developments in the South of England.

Designed and installed by Duo Plc in just six weeks, the plant contains the latest generation of washing systems supplied by Terex and has an annual production capacity of 250,000 tonnes. View a time-lapse video of the installation.

The plant boasts a number of innovative new features including:

  • Cyclone technology produces high-grade coarse sand product with <2% silt content
  • Integrated sorting systems removing more non-mineral contaminants enabling more wastes to be used as feedstock
  • The plant can operate all year round due to a new feeder system which can process cohesive material even when its moisture content changes
  • Fully adjustable components enable bespoke products to be generated

Founder and Managing Director, Robert Collard commented:

“Transport is a major factor in the cost of aggregate so our investment in this plant is a direct response to increasing demand for high quality, affordable recycled product in our catchment area throughout the South East. The refinements to the technology involved will enable us to process more wastes than we collect from local sites and create a truly closed-loop recycling system for construction waste in the South of England.”

The development of the Eversley Wash Plant will help reduce the cost, fuel consumption and carbon footprint of supplying recycled aggregate to a number of key developments in the area including:

▪      M3 Smart Motorway project

▪      M4 widening scheme

▪      Shinfield Relief Road

▪      Arborfield Garrison

▪      Bracknell Town Centre regeneration

Washing plants process construction and civil engineering wastes into a clean homogenous recycled product by removing contaminants and extracting silt and clay which bind the constituents together.  The investment forms part of a growth programme committed to as part of a sustained investment campaign scheduled for 2015 - the 20th anniversary year for the business.


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