April 2013

Elite Precast Concrete wastes no time with recycling facility project

Elite Precast Concrete has been called upon by a local authority for the second time, after its products proved a tried and tested solution for its recycling facility expansion. Oadby and Wigston Council in Leicestershire has called upon their services, after expanding its Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) following a £1.6 million grant from the Government Waste Support Scheme.

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The council has used 170 of Elite Precast Concrete’s V interlocking blocks, which link together along the base, sides, and top to form a particularly stable structure, to create two additional storage bays measuring 3 metres wide by 16 metres deep each used to segregate recycling before it is processed. In 2011, the council used 250 blocks from Elite Precast Concrete to replace its previous storage bays, which were not large enough, or durable enough to withstand the harsh environment.

Owen Batham, Sales and Marketing Director of Elite, said: “We were delighted with the initial response from Oadby Council about our blocks, so it really is an acclamation that the authority decided to use our products and services again for the MRF expansion.  As the blocks simply slot together with the use of a forklift, the whole installation took just four days to complete, and eliminated the need to bring in external contractors.”

Karen Parkes, Recycling Co-ordinator at Oadby and Wigston Borough Council, commented: “This is by far the most cost-effective solution currently available. We have a responsibility to competitively tender each and every capital investment we make, and have found Elite Precast Concrete deliver by far the lowest price, the best products and the best service.

Founded in 2008 by a team with more than 40 years industry experience, Shropshire-based Elite Precast Concrete Limited is the UK market leader in manufacturing and supplying interlocking and ‘V’ interlocking precast concrete blocks. By adopting an innovative and forward-thinking approach, both in its production processes and sales and marketing strategy, the company’s precast concrete products are now used by a wide range of UK and international clients including local authorities, recycling businesses, and waste management firms, to build durable waste storage bays. The blocks are also heavily used in industries such as outdoor hospitality, transport, and construction, where they are utilised as kentledge – a form of temporary counterweight – to hold scaffolding, security fencing, and marquees in place.