Waste management company Remondis has opened a construction and demolition (C&D) recycling plant in County Durham.
Remondis bought the Chester-le-Street site from JBT Waste Services in November 2016, and spent 18 months redeveloping it and installing the latest sorting technology.
Building and civil engineering firm NCS, which has offices nearby, were involved throughout the project, from initial demolition at the site to the new build.
NCS operations manager Peter Galbraith said: “The brief was to demolish and rebuild the site with minimal impact on the existing operations and to a tight timescale. As always at NCS, we love a challenge and working to meet our customer expectations.”
Remondis selected Northern Ireland-based Kiverco to provide the recycling plant because it had a “track record” in the construction of similar facilities.
Mechanical screens will size the material, magnets will remove ferrous metals and density separators will be used to separate light and heavy waste streams. The plant will also use near-infrared sorting technology to ensure maximum quality of outputs.
Kiverco area sales manager JP Devlin said: “This plant has been developed to maximise recycling and recovery and operate to the highest levels of efficiency and reliability. Key to this project has been a relentless demand from Remondis for the highest levels of quality.
“Kiverco is proud to have been selected to design and supply this fantastic facility to one of the leading operators in the sector.”
Remondis regional director Dave Hughes said: “This project is a testament to the team that has worked on it. The quality in the execution is obvious to see, and this plant will ensure we can deliver the best levels of service and environmental performance to our customers for years to come.”