Eco Unveils New £2.5 Million Wash Plant

Dorset-based recycling company Eco Sustainable Solutions has unveiled a £2.5 million recycling wash plant at its site in Christchurch.

Eco Sustainable Solutions’ quest to constantly develop and enhance its portfolio of recycled products and further improve its environmental contribution has seen the team upgrade their facilities at its Eco Park in Christchurch to include a new state of the art wash plant to recycle even more of the waste they receive.

Eco currently recycles street sweeping residues on behalf of both BCP and Dorset Council, the new £2.5 million upgraded wash plant allows the company to process additional aggregate products that were a bi-product of its long-standing soil recycling operation.  

Multiple-award winning Eco has been cleaning up the county for over 30 years and employs over 50 people across its three sites in Dorset. As well as street sweepings, Eco accepts over 250,000 tonnes of organic material, including garden waste, wood waste and food waste, from BCP and Dorset Council, as well as local and commercial customers, recycling them into marketable products or converting into green energy.  

Cllr Andy Hadley, Portfolio Holder for Climate Mitigation, Environment and Energy at Bournemouth, Christchurch, and Poole (BCP) Council, who attended the grand unveiling of the wash plant said:

“To have such a full-service recycling organisation on our doorstep is a massive benefit to businesses and locals alike. This wash plant is a great environmentally responsible addition to Eco’s services, turning waste materials into fresh resources, minimising haulage and reducing aggregate extraction.” 

The new wash plant comes with many benefits, it allows Eco to promote a circular economy by diverting waste from landfill and turning it into a usable product. The newly recycled aggregate has all the benefits of virgin material, without the need for quarrying.  

Justin Dampney, Managing Director at Eco Sustainable Solutions says:

“The plant will be a fantastic addition to the Eco Park, one which further reduces the carbon impact of our operations and adds to our ever-increasing portfolio of high quality, recycled products. The team have done a fantastic job of ensuring the facility has been safely installed against a challenging environment”.  

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