How one company saved a million tonnes of waste from landfill

Recycling and sustainable construction firm Sheehan Group is celebrating a landmark recycling milestone, having now prevented more than a million tonnes of construction and demolition waste from the entering landfills.

Sheehan Group's CDE wet processing plant (PHOTO: Sheehan Group)

The family-run business, which is based in Oxfordshire in the United Kingdom, invested in a wet processing facility from CDE Global ten years ago - at which time it was reportedly one of the first construction contractors in the country to do so.

Since then the plant has become a key part of Sheehan’s business, with the company using the “recycled materials in many of its own construction projects, as well as offering delivery and collection of the materials across Oxfordshire and the surrounding areas”.

Katie Sheehan, Sales Director of the Sheehan Group, said: “We’re proud to have reached this big recycling milestone.

“The introduction of the waste recycling plant more than ten years ago was a significant investment, as part of our sustainability strategy and commitment to leading the field in producing recycled materials.

“The volume of waste we have saved and reused is an excellent example of what can be achieved in the sustainability space.”

Katie added: “Sustainability and reducing the construction industry’s carbon footprint is more crucial than it ever has been with the growing climate crisis.

“We have successfully demonstrated the circular driven economy makes a difference and remain committed to taking this further.

“If the construction industry adopted this model more broadly then it would help the sector significantly with its net-zero ambitions.”

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