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2020 / 2021 Edition

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Major recycling initiative in Lincolnshire

 

"IN a major initiative to recycle waste materials from highway works in Lincolnshire, more than 20,000 tonnes of waste from the county’s highway maintenance projects has been saved for reuse. A target to recycle at least 25,000 tonnes a year has been set by Lincolnshire County Council and LCR Highways, a subsidiary of the Ringway Group."

"Aubourn-based LCR stockpile suitable materials at four depots around the county where it is crushed and screened to produce reusable soils, fills and sub-base materials."

"‘Through good teamwork we have already produced nearly 21,000 tonnes of acceptable product from a myriad of small maintenance works, such as patching, edge widening, footpaths and kerbing,’ said LCR contracts manager Roy Hancock."

"In an extension of the initiative, the company are also mixing the recycled aggregate with foamed bitumen to produce Foambase, a cold bitumen-bound material suitable for use as a roadbase."

All recycled material is tested by Lincolnshire Laboratory on behalf of LCR and the county council before being approved for use in the county’s maintenance programme.

 

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