UK’s largest recycling plant opens

UK’s largest recycling plant opens
Courtesy of Brewster Bros

Brewster Bros is launching the largest recycling plant in the UK.

The plant will provide waste management services and recycled aggregates to builders, construction companies, civil contractors, utility contractors and concrete product producers from its new high-tech facility in Scotland’s central belt.

The centre includes £3.8 million of investment including high efficiency CDE equipment, with a capacity to recycle 400,000 tonnes of construction, demolition and excavation waste per year.

This new facility supports the Scottish Government’s Circular Economy Strategy ‘Making Things Last’, which aims to secure 70% recycling of construction and demolition waste by 2020.

The plant can process and recycle soils and rubble collected by Brewster Bros fleet of tipper lorries from construction sites into high value sand and gravel – reducing waste disposal costs for Brewster Bros’ customers while maximising waste recovery.

The wet processing system was specifically designed to process difficult construction and demolition waste materials and optimise material recovery.

The company takes over from an established family-run recycling business, Henry Gillies.

launch of the Brewster Bros recycling plant shows is that by recycling effectively we can also generate investment and create new jobs, which is great news for Scotland.”