LARGE WASH PLANT
Recycling experts Scott Bros. has invested £1m in a new and environmentally-sustainable “urban quarry”.
The Teesside company’s 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 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, Scott Bros. is 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 the company’s site at Norton Bottoms, next to the A19 flyover, is largely made up of construction and excavation waste..