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CCC invests in C&D waste recycling plant

CCC Waste Recycling has announced investment in a new CDE construction and demolition (C&D) waste recycling plant for its depot at Simonswood Industrial Park, Kirkby.

render of CCC's C&D waste recycling plantThe plant represents the company’s first venture into wet processing and will join CCC’s current operations in waste recycling, aggregates supply and skip hire.

CCC has said it expects the new plant to become one of the UK’s highest capacity C&D waste recycling plants and to feature the largest overhead beam Filter Press in the UK.

The plant will process incoming C&D waste from both CCC and third-party services, to recover recycled sand and aggregates that will be returned to the local construction industry.

CCC Director Sean Munro says investment in CDE technology will support the company to achieve its ambitious recycling aims.

“CCC processes a large variety of waste, from construction and demolition waste to that generated by households, including plastics, card and so much more,” he said.

“Recycled aggregate is a large part of our business and an area where we see great potential for further development in pursuit of reaching our ultimate aim to achieve zero waste to landfill. With the support of CDE we’re taking our first steps into wet processing to maximise the quality and quantity of the recycled aggregate we produce.

“The end result of this partnership will be a valuable asset for the North West, providing us with the technological capability and engineering capacity to play a major role in advancing the circular economy.”

CDE Business Development Manager Michael Bibby added:  “Both CCC and CDE are pushing in the same direction. We’re advocating for greater use and adoption of recycled aggregates and it’s this shared purpose – to create a more sustainable, circular world – that underpins everything we’re setting out to achieve with this latest recycling project.

“We’re privileged to be working alongside the company to help raise the standard for C&D waste recycling in the UK. By diversifying into wet processing, CCC will demonstrate to the market the opportunities there are in wet processing from both an environmental and commercial perspective.”