North West firm partners with CDE to deliver one of UK’s largest waste recycling plants

CCC, a family-owned business based in Liverpool, has announced a major investment in a new waste recycling plant from wet processing experts CDE. 


Established in 1986, the company, headquartered in Kirkby, Merseyside, provides waste management solutions to a wide range of industries and is one of the largest suppliers of recycled and quarried aggregates in the North West. 


The company’s waste management division, CCC Waste Recycling, is investing in the new CDE construction and demolition (C&D) waste recycling plant for its 20-acre recycling depot at Simonswood Industrial Park, Kirkby. 


When commissioned, the state-of-the-art plant will be one of the UK’s highest capacity C&D waste recycling plants and will feature the largest overhead beam Filter Press in the UK. 


Alongside its waste recycling operations, CCC also operates its aggregates supply and skip hire divisions. 


CCC Aggregates boasts some of the region’s largest stockpiles of quality recycled aggregate available for immediate supply to the local construction industry. Through its existing crushing operations, the company has capacity to produce up to 10,000 tonnes of recycled crushed brick, concrete and sand per week. 


Its investment in CDE technology represents the company’s first venture into wet processing. 


The plant will process incoming inert C&D waste from the company’s own business activities, including site excavations, muck away services for building and construction projects, domestic and commercial skip hire operations and other third-party services, to recover a range of high grade, in-spec recycled sand and aggregates that can be returned to the local construction industry. 


Statistics from the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs shows construction, demolition and excavation (CD&E) generated around three fifths (62%) of total UK waste in 2016. 


The UK Statistics on Waste report also finds that in 2016 the UK achieved a recovery rate of 91% from the 66.2 million tonnes of non-hazardous C&D waste it generated. 


CCC Director Sean Munro says investment in CDE technology will support the company to achieve its ambitious recycling aims. 


“CCC processes a large variety of waste, from construction and demolition waste to that generated by households, including plastics, card and so much more. Recycled aggregate is a large part of our business and an area where we see great potential for further development in pursuit of reaching our ultimate aim to achieve zero waste to landfill. With the support of CDE we’re taking our first steps into wet processing to maximise the quality and quantity of the recycled aggregate we produce. The end result of this partnership will be a valuable asset for the North West, providing us with the technological capability and engineering capacity to play a major role in advancing the circular economy.” 


CDE Business Development Manager Michael Bibby adds that the two companies share similar values and ethos.  


“Both CCC and CDE are pushing in the same direction. We’re advocating for greater use and adoption of recycled aggregates and it’s this shared purpose – to create a more sustainable, circular world – that underpins everything we’re setting out to achieve with this latest recycling project. We’re privileged to be working alongside the company to help raise the standard for C&D waste recycling in the UK. By diversifying into wet processing, CCC will demonstrate to the market the opportunities there are in wet processing from both an environmental and commercial perspective.” 


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