Belfast Telegraph

Concrete savings made from the recycling of construction waste

By Clare Weir

Companies in the construction sectors have made cost savings of almost £2m and thousands of tonnes of concrete waste has been diverted from landfill after a link-up with a Craigavon firm.

JNJ Crushing -amp; Screening offered mobile crushing and screening at construction sites where waste is generated , working to recycle concrete waste.

To date 37,500 tonnes of material have been diverted from landfill at a cost saving of about £50 per tonne. In its new crushed state the recycled material has generated additional sales of £206,250 for the companies involved.

The link-up came about thanks to an "industrial symbiosis" programme from Invest NI.

The scheme connects businesses that have unused or wasted resources, such as materials, skills or storage, to other businesses that could use those resources.

John Minish, managing director of JNJ Crushing -amp; Screening, said that the partnership was "a win-win situation for all".