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The new washing plant was purchased to improve the handling of the construction and demolition waste material that is received at the site, which can be found just off the A51 near Nantwich.

Tonnage

120tph

Material

C&D Waste

Output

2 Sands | 3 Sized & 1 Oversized Aggregates | Filter Cake

End Use
Concrete Production
Concrete Blocks
Pipe Bedding
Road Sub Base
Screened Soil
Landfill Capping
Canal Lining

C&D Waste Recycling Plant at Nick Brookes Group

THE CHALLENGE

One of the leading recycling companies in the North West of England has recently demonstrated an ongoing commitment to continuous improvement by installing a new state of the art washing plant.

The Nick Brookes Group, based in Cheshire is now running a 120 ton per hour C&D waste recycling plant from CDE. One of the most prominent recycling companies in the region, the Nick Brookes Group have decades of experience in the waste, recycling and demolition sectors counting several leading house builders and local authorities among their customers. Their extensive recycling operation opened at its current location in 2005 and processes the full range of materials including metals, wood, paper & cardboard, green waste, plastics and construction and demolition waste material.

“The decision to run with the CDE plant was made after we visited quite a few of their other recycling installations throughout the country. We were impressed not only with the quality of the plants but with the willingness of their existing clients to offer support for CDE’s claims regarding performance.” Nick Brookes.

“Our plants are built to cater for the individual requirements of each and every project that we work on” explains David Kinloch from CDE. “Each project has its own individual characteristics in terms of feed material, output requirements and required capacities. We design the plant on an individual basis to ensure the best performance possible.”

“We made the decision to install the CDE plant as we wanted to improve the quality of the final products we were able to produce from the construction and demolition waste that we take in.”
Nick Brookes, Owner of Nick Brookes Group

EvoWash Sand Washing Solution

THE SOLUTION

As with all of CDE’s recycling plants, the installation at Nick Brookes Group site includes the full range of equipment they offer. This starts with an integrated hopper and conveyor at the beginning of the processing operation which feeds the first of several screens from CDE’s ProGrade range which can be found on this project.

In addition to this you will also find a RotoMax logwasher and an EvoWash sand plant. This plant also includes a full water treatment phase with an AquaCycle Thickener and Overhead Beam Filter Press, ensuring that the plant produces no waste material at all. The filter cakes produced by the press can be used as landfill capping or canal lining, thus massively reducing the environmental impact of the operation. This is an element of the plant that Nick Brookes was determined to incorporate as the company has built a reputation for leading the way in the recycling market in recent years.

Clean output material at Nick Brookes Group

THE RESULTS

“Since we opened our new facility in 2005, we have worked very hard to ensure that the maximum amount of material that we take in is recovered for use in some shape or form” explains Nick. “At present our recovery rate sits at around 90%. This puts us right at the head of the industry and we are determined to further improve this.”

The full plant at Nick Brookes site is a very compact operation and the inclusion of a full water treatment phase was essential given the location in an industrial area. The feed material is loaded into CDE’s specially designed recycling hopper with its integrated 22m feed conveyor. The focus on efficiency begins at the very outset of the CDE plant with the hopper and conveyor integration. The integrated belt feeder mechanism within the hopper ensures the transfer of material to the 22m conveyor occurs as efficiently as possible by minimising spillage. There are also skirting rubbers around the entire base of the hopper, again minimising spillage.

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