Minster Surfacing is aiming to up its green credentials with the addition of a new road recycling plant at its headquarters near Lincoln.
The company claims to be one of only a handful in the UK to use technology which enables it to recycle and reuse material removed from old road surfaces.
Its teams currently recycling around 50% of the material the teams remove but the new mobile recycling plant would enable us to recycle even more.
The creation of Foambase produces 32% less CO2 than hot asphalt and can be laid using the same machinery and tools.
Letting old road material go to waste is an expensive process. Up to 85% of roads across the UK may contain coal tar which is deemed hazardous. Sending this material to landfill costs the taxpayer £100 per tonne because it has to be safely disposed of.
This forms part of wider sustainability plans for the company. Last year, it recycled 6,000 tonnes of concrete removed from RAF Waddington’s refuelling yard and it can also recycle footpaths and concrete slabs.
Due to our location and the design of the mobile Foambase plant, the company expect that its impact on the local environment will be minimal. Moreover, disruption for local residents should be at a minimum.