NWH to invest £4.4m into new Midlothian recycling plant

Recycling company NWH Group has broken ground at the site of its new construction and demolition waste recycling wash plant on the outskirts of Edinburgh as it continues its investment into the circular economy and plan to achieve carbon negative status.

NWH to invest £4.4m into new Midlothian recycling plant

The £4.4 million investment at the business’ Mayfield site, will enable the recycling of inert construction and demolition wastes through the latest technology washing, screening, crushing and water treatment equipment. The site will increase its processing capabilities from 75 tonnes per hour to 250 tonnes per hour.

This will enable the group to further increase recycling rates and also improve the quality, reliability, grading and breadth of recycled resources available and expand the product range from three to six product types to include 10mm aggregate, 20mm aggregate, 40mm aggregate, type 1 aggregate, washed concrete sand and ultra-fine sand.

Mark Williams, CEO at The NWH Group, said: “As we continue to increase our contribution to the circular economy, and in turn become even more sustainable as a business, our latest investment facilitates an increase in our production of recycled resources. This not only improves our product offering to customers, but also further reduces waste to landfill. By promoting the use of recycled aggregates, we’re helping reduce the levels of primary production to preserve the depleting natural reserves.”

The new equipment will be installed around existing plant operations to minimise downtime and will be fully operational by May 2022.

Circular, a specialist in the supply of tailored wet processing solutions for sand, aggregates and recycling applications, will be supplying the new equipment and project managing the installation through to completion.

Sean Kerr, director & co-owner at Circular Group, said: “We are delighted to have secured this prestigious contract with The NWH Group. We are excited to bring the latest technology and innovation to market at this flagship site and support The NWH Group with their sustainable business strategy. Once complete, it will be the UK’s largest and most advanced wet processing plant for construction and demolition waste recycling, capable of diverting more than 650,000 tonnes per year from landfill.”

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