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Aggregates Recycling in the UK has Increased

In the 2004-06 funding period, WRAP's Aggregate Programme provided a further £4.9 million of capital support to 24 companies across England and Scotland. This has led to a total investment of £16.5 million and added more than 2 million tonnes annual recycling capacity to that already put in place through WRAP’s earlier programme. In providing this support, WRAP has played a vital role in helping a number of businesses expand their recycling capabilities.

Mike Falconer Hall, Aggregates Capital Projects Manager at WRAP says:
"We are delighted that our provision of capital grant funding is creating such positive growth in the recycled aggregates infrastructure across England and Scotland.

"WRAP’s funding has been focused on helping aggregates recyclers to invest in plant to produce higher quality recycled aggregates for use in added value applications and, without our support, these projects would not have happened."

Capital grant funding is a key element of WRAP's Aggregates programme, which aims to reduce the demand for primary aggregates through encouraging greater use of recycled and secondary aggregates.

Mike Falconer-Hall added: "This is a great example of where the financial support provided by WRAP has led to a clear benefit, not only to the business itself but also to the sector as a whole. By increasing the availability of high quality recycled aggregates, as well as reducing the amount of material which would have ended up in landfill sites, WRAP's work is helping to improve materials resource efficiency within the construction industry."

The companies that have received capital grants from WRAP over the 2004 – 06 funding period are as follows:


  • Stitchacre Ltd
  • WH Maher & Sons Ltd
  • May Gurney Ltd
  • Eco Composting Ltd
  • W&M Thompson Ltd
  • Lafarge Aggregates Ltd
  • Aggregate Industries
  • KSD Recycled Aggregates Ltd
  • D.J. Broady Ltd
  • Eastern Waste Disposal Ltd
  • Eco Aggregates Ltd
  • General Recycling Ltd
  • Jack Moody Ltd
  • Premier Waste (UK) Ltd
  • CEMEX UK Materials Ltd (Salford and Dove Holes, Buxton, plants)
  • CEMEX UK Materials Ltd (Weeford plant)


  • William Tracey (Middleton) Ltd
  • Tayside Contracts
  • WH Malcolm Ltd
  • Realm Construction
  • Hamilton Waste and Recycling Ltd
  • Delson Contracts Ltd
  • Eagle Recycling (UK) Ltd
  • Levenseat Recycling Ltd

In addition, through a separate Scotland Capital Grants scheme, WRAP provided £651,447 of capital support for the following Scottish companies, resulting in a further £2.8 million of investment in aggregate recycling operations.

  • CRM Recycling LLP
  • Henry Waste Management
  • Joss
  • Lawrie Demolition
  • S R Findlay

In total, these projects represent an additional output capacity of 277,335 tonnes per year over and above the 2 million tonnes delivered by the WRAP Aggregates Programme during 2004-06.

Posted 28th July 2006

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