Sheehan Group invests in wheel washing technology as part of investment in sustainability
The Sheehan Group has installed an industrial wheel washing facility at its advanced recycling plant as part of its commitment to sustainability and the environment. It has fitted a £50,000 MobyDick Wheel Washing System at its aggregates recycling plant in Oxford. The drive-through system efficiently removes dirt, mud and debris from lorries and uses water from a reservoir to ensure it is an environmentally friendly operation.
MobyDick is a global leader in wheel washing technology and the system includes advanced spray technology and a water recycling module. It is a cost-effective alternative to manually operated pressure washers.
The Sheehan Group’s water treatment facility is used to wash construction and demolition waste, destined for landfill, turning it into reusable aggregate. In the past five years The Sheehan Group, a construction and recycling company, has saved 500,000 tonnes of waste from UK landfill sites via the plant. Half of the recycled material is used in its own construction projects and the rest is sold to contractors.
Tara Sheehan, Finance Director at the Sheehan Group, said: “The wheel wash system is highly effective and ensures every lorry that visits our site leaves with clean wheels. It is
another significant investment in infrastructure as part of our strategy to be as carbon neutral, sustainable and environmentally friendly as possible.
“The service is for all HGV vehicles that visit our recycling plant and many visiting drivers from other companies have commented on how good it is and how grateful they are, as it saves them from doing it at the end of their shift. It means that when lorries leave our site they are free from debris which has a really positive bearing on the local roads and communities.”