What are Recycled Aggregates?
Recycled aggregates is a bit of a vague term, however traditionally it covers rubble, stone and bricks which have been crushed, screened and processed in order to create a uniform product for re-use.
Like all products, you get different levels of quality, consistency and delivery depending upon what supplier you choose.
How are they made?
Our recycled aggregates are created from the stone, bricks and rubble which we collect from our skips. Our team and processes remove as much recyclable material as possible from our skips. As we don’t accept any hazardous waste, it gives us confidence that our finished product doesn’t contain any hazardous dust etc. For companies that accept asbestos etc. however, the risk will be greater.
Once the reclaimed stones, bricks and rubble have been segregated from our skips, we have a large trommel drum which screens the material. Once segregated out, a crusher breaks the bricks and stones into a smaller product, reducing the larger elements into a more uniform size. Finally, a screening process involves the use of a Powerscreener to separate the product into different sizes and grades. As a result, after all the stages we can then supply three different types of recycled aggregate: sand, recycled type 1 and 6f5.
Why choose recycled aggregates?
Each product has a number of different uses – the recycled sand is very popular with landscapers who use it as a base for bottoming underneath driveways and slabs. The recycled type 1 is ideal for a bottoming layer for areas of ground ready for finishing with a top coat of asphalt/tarmac, and the larger 6f5 is ideal for constructing roads. With double screening processes, our recycled aggregates contain minimal levels of dust.
Recycled aggregates also have a number of environmental benefits – reducing the use of new material, reducing carbon emissions and significantly cheaper than new quarried stone.
To find out more or to get a quote, give us a phone to speak with our Aggregates team on 01506 411141.