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Swiss Environmental Leader, Videsa SA., Adopts Road Sweepings Recycling Technology from CDEnviro

17 May 2016

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A new centre for treatment and recovery of waste from road sweepings will be operational in Sion, Switzerland in 2016. Videsa SA. is an environmental remediation company situated in a picturesque area of Valais, nestled into the foot of the Swiss Alps. The family-run business has been operational for over 45 years and is the leading waste management company in its area. The company services the government, community, industry and household sectors. Services include waste collection, road sweeping and cleansing, pollution and flooding intervention, sewage transportation, waste oil transportation and hygiene facilities for festivals and events. Videsa SA operates from 3 main locations in Martigny, Monthey and Sion, and it is Sion which will be the home of the new recycling centre.

The requirement for a treatment solution to process and recover waste was identified by Videsa SA. due to a combination of the cost of landfill and transportation in Switzerland. When CDEnviro introduced technology capable of recycling materials for re-use it was deemed necessary for commercial reasons, and equally importantly, it allowed the company to reaffirm its founding and over-arching values of environmental protection and sustainability. Legislation in Switzerland specifies that waste cannot be exported over the Swiss borders and must be disposed of, or treated in Switzerland. This can be a costly route as disposal costs vary and can be as high as €140/ton.

Darren Eastwood, Head of Business Development at CDEnviro comments, “Road sweepings command a high disposal charge in Switzerland, and in addition to this the number of available landfills that are willing to take this waste is decreasing. This means waste handlers, like Videsa SA., are required to transport it long distances to existing treatment sites. Our technology offers huge disposal cost savings and significant transport savings by recycling the material for re-use.” The 10tph CDEnviro turnkey recycling system includes Swiss Environmental Leader, Videsa SA., Adopts Road Sweepings Recycling Technology from CDEnviro and stone. The dewatered clay is the only element that will require landfill disposal. Road Sweepings and Gully waste have proven to be a valuable resource with many materials being recovered for re use. The typical breakdown of road sweepings includes grit, plastic, paper, card, wood & glass. Further information on CDEnviro can be found at www.cdenviro.com.

More information on Videsa SA. can be found on their website http://www.videsa.ch/ a range of material processing and water management products for road sweepings and drilling muds. It has been designed to the individual requirements of the project, the type of material and the tonnage. It will produce a 0-5mm clean sand, a 5-40mm clean stone, a +40mm clean stone, a dewatered fines cake and an organic/trash material. It will also separate and classify ferrous metals. The system will take in all street sweepings from the main roads east of Geneva.

Mn. Glassey. Owner of Videsa SA., explains the importance of the company’s relationship with CDEnviro, “We identified synergies between CDEnviro and our own company with shared values such as sustainability, excellent customer service, innovation, technology advancement, and the development of our people. These shared synergies helped us to choose CDEnviro and its innovative technology as our solution.” The sand, grit, stone and ferrous material recovered through the wet processing system can be immediately re-used. The organic product will be sent for refuse derived fuel; Videsa will not incur a cost in this process as the recycling unit will have removed the sand, grit and stone. The dewatered clay is the only element that will require landfill disposal.

Road Sweepings and Gully waste have proven to be a valuable resource with many materials being recovered for re use. The typical breakdown of road sweepings includes grit, plastic, paper, card, wood & glass. Further information on CDEnviro can be found at www.cdenviro.com. More information on Videsa SA. can be found on their website http://www.videsa.ch/