WRC Recycling opens new Renfrewshire construction and demolition material recycling facility

WRC Recycling opens new Renfrewshire construction and demolition material recycling facility

The new facility in Inchinnan

WRC Recycling, a family-run waste management business in Renfrewshire, has officially opened the doors to a state-of-the-art C&D material recycling facility (MRF) at its headquarters in Inchinnan.

The plant, which has been under construction since May 2022, will mark the beginning of a new era for the business as it strengthens its position in the marketplace with enhanced in-house processing capabilities following the significant investment.

The cutting-edge facility, which will revolutionise WRC’s waste management operations, symbolises the firm’s focus on innovation, collaboration, and growth as plans to transition to a zero-waste economy are now well underway. The capabilities of the plant will process 40TPH (tonnes per hour) and will result in a 90% rise in the tonnage of construction and demolition material handled in-house, heavily reducing the reliance on landfills across the country. The high-quality material retrieved from the MRF will then be reused as further construction material or utilised to produce refuse-derived fuel (RDF).

The business held a plant launch event on Friday the 19th of August where they were joined by local MP’s, councillors, Zero Waste Scotland representatives, Renfrewshire Chamber of Commerce, and Provost Lorraine Cameron who led the cutting of the ribbon at the new MRF.

WRC Recycling opens new Renfrewshire construction and demolition material recycling facility

As part of the Scottish Government’s plans to tackle the current climate emergency, measures are in place to ban all non-household biodegradable waste from entering landfills by 2025 and this latest investment by WRC is illustrative of the business’s commitment to preparing for the transition ahead.

Robert Capper, managing director, said: “I am extremely proud of how far WRC has come since its inception in 1998 and our latest investment is a testament to the hard work and drive of our dedicated workforce and board of directors.

“Not only will our new MRF enhance our processing capabilities and reduce the percentage of construction material reaching landfill, but it has, and will continue to, bring a significant number of jobs to the Renfrewshire community as we forecast our employee figures to increase by 30 in the next year.

“The Scottish Government has set ambitious targets relating to our move towards a circular economy, accelerating the demand for better and more efficient methods of recycling, and WRC has plans to be at the forefront of the conversation through continued investment in local economies.

“We have worked in partnership with Kiverco for the past year to deliver this complex and advanced facility and we are now urging construction firms to take the next step to accelerate their recycling efforts.”

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