All C&D Recycling Articles

Changing take on PVC-U disposal
Industry figures suggest that in the UK, up to 300,000 end-of-life PVC-U window and door frames are disposed of in landfills annually. According to Merritt Plastics Ltd managing director Simon Readman, attitudes in the construction and recycling industries need to change if valuable resources are to be preserved.
Israel ups recycling effort
Out of a total of 3.5 million tones of C&D waste understood to be produced annually in Israel, in 2007 recycling operations across the country succeeded in processing 700,000 tonnes, around 20%.
New WRAP funding available
WRAP has launched a new capital funding grant scheme for waste processing projects in England
New use for old Wembley
Debris from the old Wembley stadium, home to English football for many years, has been used for landscaping a new urban park
Yolo County C&D waste transfer station opens
A new waste transfer station has opened at the Yolo County Central landfill in Woodland, California, to serve the surrounding area. The new facility will be operated by the Yolo County Planning and Public Works Division of Integrated Waste Management to provide C&D waste recycling for the surrounding county.
UK bioenergy plant wins approval
Bedminster International, based in Dublin, has gained planning approval for a £35 million (US$70 million) bioenergy facility to be built at Northwich, UK.
Crushing for construction
It is not just C&D waste processors who are seeing the advantages offered by using modern mobile crushing and screening equipment. Increasingly, these machines are being used in other construction projects to produce base and fill materials on the actual construction site.
Long lived asphalt recycling
This Grasan KR1515 primary impact crusher has been moved more than 750 times and processed 18 million tons of asphalt waste over its 13-year service life to date
Cleaning up waste
Terex Powerscreen tracked screening units, both capable of screening C&D waste materials as well as virgin aggregates, have been acquired by up and coming UK demolition contractor East Midlands Demolition, based in Little Eaton near the city of Derby. Established six years ago, the company has completed a number of prestigious contracts over these years, and with future prospects strong, felt the need to expand its recycling activities.
Reclaiming the past
Allu screen/crusher attachments have been used by US contractor AIS Construction, fitted on Kaiser S-2 walking excavators, to carry out a tricky site remediation job in the shadow of the Golden Gate Bridge in California, USA.
Kleeman delivers in UK
UK company Skillings Crushing has taken delivery of a second Kleeman Mobicat MC 110 Z to help process the 750,000 tonnes of brick and concrete it annually handles.
Building an inert waste strategy
The UK's Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), the Welsh Assembly and the Environment Agency have jointly issued a discussion document soliciting input concerning the way inert wastes, such as brick, concrete, hardcore and subsoil, are handled in England and Wales. The aim, according to Defra, is “to adopt a more proportionate and risk-based approach to its recovery and disposal”.
Running rubble
UK contractor Squibb and Davies is using a novel approach to remove demolition debris from a site it is currently working on in central London.
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