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Road Sweepings (or Street 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, cardboard, wood & glass. Gully waste (or catch basin cleanings) on the other hand, is most often made up from sand, grit, coarse organics and silt/fine organics.
As disposal costs continue to rise, the commercial argument for cleaning Road Sweepings and Gully Waste becomes even stronger.
The effects of global landfill directives along with increases in landfill tax have significantly increased the cost of disposal for detritus such as road sweepings and gully waste for companies who offer reception and collection services for this waste.
CDEnviro specialist street sweepings recycling systems ensure:
- Guaranteed repeatability of results - reduced contamination levels in outputs regardless of feed contamination levels.
- Washed grit suitable as a non-structural fill secondary aggregate. Sand, grit and gravel offer significant potential for recovery and can be used in line with the EA guidance.
- Oversize grit/gravel can be recovered for use as recycled aggregates while recovered organics/rag can be used in composting or alternatively go to landfill at reduced volumes. In the past these materials would have all gone to landfill, incurring significant disposal costs.