We have recently made an invesment in excess of 6 million pounds on the country’s biggest soil washing plant.
Our state-of-the-art wash plant takes waste material and converts it into high quality sand and aggregate for use in the building and construction industry. It is capable of processing between 50 and 70 tonnes of waste per hour to produce both coarse and fine sand, together with three grades of aggregate. The recycled end products are not only cost-effective for customers but reduce the amount of environmental damage involved in the quarrying and production of primary materials.
Currently some 20 percent of the wash plant’s output – a clay-based substance produced during the filtration process – cannot be recycled. However, here at Scott Bros., we are working in conjunction with academics at Teesside University’s School of Science, Engineering and Design, to find a practical use for the residue. The materials processed by the wash plant, situated at our site at Norton Bottoms, next to the A19 flyover, is largely made up of construction and excavation waste.