On friday, 7 june 2019 REMONDIS have opened their state-of-the-art C&D recycling plant in Chester-le-Street, County Durham. The site was acquired in November 2016 through the acquisition of JBT Waste Services Limited and the re-development of the site has taken 18 months from the initial design stages.
County Durham. The site will utilise the latest sorting technology to process construction, demolition and commercial waste streams with the goal of improving REMONDIS’ market leading recycling and recovery rates. REMONDIS’ customers can be assured that their waste is being utilised as a resource wherever possible.
The construction work was conducted by locally based NCS who were involved from the initial demolition of the original site buildings right through the project and who despite some testing technical challenges managed to bring the project in to the tight timescales demanded. Commenting on behalf of 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”
After a competitive selection process the recycling plant was supplied by Northern Ireland based Kiverco who have a strong track record in the construction of these facilities. Kiverco’s Area Sales Manager, JP Devlin commented “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 are proud to have been selected to design and supply this fantastic new facility to one of the leading operators in the sector”.
The plant will utilise a variety of sorting technologies to extract the maximum recycled material from the mixed wastes it is designed to handle. Mechanical screens will size the material appropriately, magnets will remove ferrous metals, density separators will be used to separate light and heavy waste stream and the plant will utilise near-infra-red sorting technology to ensure maximum quality of outputs.
Commenting at the opening of the site Councillor Simon Henig, Leader of Durham County Council said, “It is great to see a business investing for the future in our region and in such an essential industry. This investment will support improvement in our local environment and our local economy”.
Regional Director for REMONDIS, Dave Hughes added, “this project is a testament to the team that have worked on it. The quality in the execution is obvious to see and this plant will ensure we can deliver the very best levels of service and environmental performance to our customers for years to come.”
Founded in 1934, the Rethmann Group is a multinational, privately-owned company turning over in excess of 16 billion Euros with employee numbers at over 70,000. Within the UK, the group’s logistics branch Rhenus has 12 locations throughout England and Scotland. Saria, the animal by-product and food waste processing business, has also a wide presence in the UK through several large-scale anaerobic digestion plants in Doncaster, Widnes and Dagenham as well as through other facilities in the bio-waste sector.
REMONDIS JBT Limited with its main office located to the north of Newcastle upon Tyne was founded in 1972 and was acquired by REMONDIS in November 2016. From its two sites operating in Bedlington and Chester-le-Street, north and south of the River Tyne, the company offers a wide range of waste management services, comprising waste collection, recycling, RDF processing, WEEE and aggregate recycling to some 500+ customers. In recent years the company has experienced rapid growth and now processes over 240,000 tonnes of waste per annum, employing more than 150 staff