The Concrete Company has been operating in Southport for over 30 years, producing and delivering ready mix concrete to their customers, both domestic and commercial.
Staring out initially with a grab wagon, they now offer a site clearance service bringing waste materials back to their yard, which in the past was sent to landfill. With the increasing costs of landfill not to mention the environmental issues, the company was keen to look at the benefits of recycling.
They’d tried an old double deck screener but it was a two-man job so they decided to invest in a screening bucket to compliment the second hand MB BF60 crushing bucket they had already bought 3 years previously.
Using two buckets on their one machine made things a one-man job – much easier and more efficient.
They now have a whole new revenue stream. They screen out the topsoil and crush the hardcore, including quarry MOT for selling on.
The screening bucket of choice was a REMU XO 2150, which they’ve now had for about 3 months, a welcome addition to their fleet as they had backed up a mountain of soil they wanted to process, and not send to landfill.
Mick Reeve, Area Sales Manager for Worsley Plant said: “The Concrete Company were after a new jaw for their crushing bucket and decided to chat to us at the same time about a screening bucket. I was happy to help and we showed them a few options as well as trying a few blade sizes to make sure that they chose the right configuration for their needs. The REMU bucket was ideal. It’s important to us that a customer chooses the right tool for the right job.”
The combination of the crushing and screening bucket has allowed them to screen about 1000 tons of site clearance that they had in their yard (rubble and topsoil mixed). Hardcore and aggregate and then the soil have been sold on.
Rod Keay, MD said: “It used to cost us £60-£75 a load to tip site waste into landfill. Now we are actually making money out of this waste!! The bucket works well in damp conditions. It’s durable and hard wearing, and we now have a great relationship with Worsley Plant, who offer great service and back up. I’d happily recommend REMU or MB to anyone.
We are delighted with our investment and won’t look back. Transport, time, money, manpower and environmental saving from two buckets – no contest!”