November 2013

Recent partnership is a sweeping success

We are celebrating a successful collaboration which has seen us help support a road sweeping firm’s latest innovative investment.

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We were called upon by Go Plant Ltd, which trades as Shropshire Road Sweepers, to provide 250 of our interlocking blocks to enhance its waste recycling system which transforms road sweepings into a range of reusable products, such as aggregates, plant bedding and mulch.

Shropshire Road Sweepers required the precast concrete blocks after it invested in the Gritbuster System, an innovative piece of recycling machinery which processes waste materials collected by the sweeper, and then washes, filters, and separates them into different material categories. The blocks have been used to create four separate waste storage bays, which will stockpile the recycled materials until they are transferred for onward use.

Aidan Garvey, General Manager of Shropshire Road Sweepers, explained: “We felt safe in the knowledge that Elite Precast Concrete is renowned both regionally and nationally for manufacturing high-quality blocks, which provide an ideal solution for waste storage bays. We originally contemplated using concrete panels, but recognised that this was permanent, not flexible enough, and unlikely to be strong enough. We believe 92% of the waste collected through road sweeping can be treated and recovered, and the concrete bays provide a perfect temporary home for these materials.”

The Gritbuster System grades the material into four categories: grit and rough sand, fine sand, organic material and very particulates or silt. Each resource is then stored in its designated concrete storage bay, and rather than being sent to landfill, the materials can each be used in commercially valuable activities, with the aggregates even being recycled for low-grade concrete production.

Owen Batham, Sales and Marketing Director at Elite Precast Concrete, commented: “The blocks are ideal for storage bays, as they’re not only robust and durable, but if the client moves site, the blocks can be easily reinstalled and moved too. We are delighted to support Shropshire Road Sweepers as they seek alternatives ways to ensure waste material isn’t sent to landfill.