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New facility boosts aggregates recycling in Scotland

A NEW aggregates recycling facility, part-funded by the Scottish Executive through WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme), is set to boost the production of higher-quality, higher-value recycled aggregates in Scotland.

Officially opened on 12th May 2005, the Eagle Recycling (UK) Ltd facility in Denny, Stirlingshire, will produce over 56,000 tonnes of recycled aggregates from construction, demolition and excavation waste in its first year of operation, rising to over 92,000 tonnes per year after that. The company also expect the project to result in at least 10 new jobs.

Eagle Recycling were awarded a WRAP capital grant worth £419,475 through an open competition process. The funding is part of over £3 million being made available by the Scottish Executive through to March 2007 to stimulate the production and use of quality recycled and secondary aggregates in Scotland.

Key to the project’s success in attracting WRAP funding was the inclusion of a washing plant as part of the facility. This will allow Eagle Recycling to produce a range of products for use in higher-value applications such as pipe bedding and concrete production.

Liz Goodwin, WRAP’s director of materials programmes, described Eagle’s new facility as a great example of the type of project that WRAP looks to fund – where sophisticated grading and washing plant can produce a range of added-value products.

 

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