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A Unique Approach to Materials

We think creatively about using and re-using materials from our projects, and we’ve developed industry-leading facilities to match our ambitions. Our ability to recycle highways arisings, gully waste, and aggregates enables us to demonstrate to clients the environmental and financial benefits to the circular economy. With cutting-edge facilities we recycle materials which are recovered from construction sites and reprocess them in our technically advanced plants.
How We Do It:

Managing materials from start to finish.

Our facilities are the result of our strategy to invest in recycling and think carefully about how materials can be put to good use across different parts of the business. For example, the water we dredge from gullies is used to wash aggregates and for batched concrete. We also ensure that our work impacts the road network as little as possible.
This includes major investments to allow us to import aggregates via our jetty at Erith Wharf, as well as our rail terminal at Theale. We also reduce road traffic movements by using our Bitumen storage facility at Gravesend, which is operational 24 hours a day, utilising off-peak times to lessen road congestion.

Recycling is in our DNA

Each Year We:
  • Recycle 98% of highways arisings
  • Divert 100% of our construction waste from landfill
  • Reduce primary aggregate consumption in asphalt
  • Recycle all our asphalt planings back into recycled asphalt product (RAP) – separating and processing high Polished Stone Value (PSV) used as surface course materials
  • Supply a large volume of high-quality recycled aggregate to construction sites across the UK
All operatives, machine drivers, lorry drivers, and management teams are trained in understanding how we can efficiently use resources to reduce our carbon footprint, minimise lorry movements, and promote environmental initiatives.
We will continue to reduce waste through responsible recycling and implementing the principles of the circular economy.