Soil and rubble gets a recycling boost thanks to Raymond Brown
- 12 August 2008
- Company & Industry News
Raymond Brown Minerals & Recycling is contributing to Hampshire's renowned recycling initiative after clinching a new contract with Hopkins Recycling - one of Hampshire County Council's contractors.
The Southampton-based firm has secured a three year contract to supply new containers for separating and storing soil and rubble brought to 21 Household Waste Recycling Centres [HWRCs] across the county - a deal estimated to be worth up to £1 million.
This contract will enable the county's soil and rubble recycling rates to hit an all time high increasing from the current 83% of material recycled to closer to 100%.
Raymond Brown Minerals & Recycling - part of the Raymond Brown Group - will supply a total of 50 containers to these well-used sites which provide residents with a local facility where they can recycle and dispose of their bulky household and garden waste. The HWRC network has an important recycling function with an average 60% of waste brought into site being recycled or reused, which includes soil and rubble as well as furniture, garden waste, wood, paint, glass, metal, plastic and electrical goods.
Mark Issac, plant director for Raymond Brown, said: "We are delighted to have secured this contract. The HWRCs form an essential part of Hampshire's waste and recycling infrastructure and ultimately reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill.
"We are always looking for opportunities to maximise the potential to recycle soil and rubble to produce reusable aggregate. Our cutting-edge aggregate recycling plant in Swanwick, which is one of the first of its kind in the UK, has already diverted some 25,000 tonnes of aggregates from landfill."
The plant at Rookery Farm, which was commissioned by Raymond Brown in May 2007, was built to significantly reduce the overall pressure on landfill as well as to meet the increasing industry demand for secondary aggregates.
Hampshire County Council's Executive Member for Environment, Councillor Mel Kendal, added: "The HWRCs are an important frontline public service and are visited by more than four million users every year. "The County Council is continually striving to make these sites as customer-friendly possible and this contract will help us do that by providing much-needed support to provide an improved service while ensuring the maximum amount of soil and rubble is recycled or reused."
Raymond Brown Group has been operating for over 55 years with building and construction prime activities for the firm. It also specialises in civil engineering, property development, aggregates, minerals and recycling and has its own in-house plant capability.
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