Highways services clinches top environmental best practice award
Peter Hyde, director, Highways Services
Our Highways Services team is celebrating after clinching a top environmental award at the annual Considerate Constructors Scheme’s 2019 National Ultra Site awards.
The Environmental Best Practice Award was given for our work delivering the highways term maintenance contract for Nottinghamshire County Councill (NCC) and its highway services company, Via East Midlands Ltd. The award was in recognition of the innovative way we recycle hazardous road surfacing materials which contain tar.
Contaminated planings are transported to a mobile recycling plant where they are treated to encapsulate the material, changing their designation from hazardous material to recycled product, which can then be reused again within the road network. This process has saved the council £1.8 million through efficiencies made in savings on disposal costs and through the reduction in the amount of new or virgin aggregate used.
We’re now working closely with Via East Midlands and NCC on creating a way to identify footways and carriageways which may contain contaminated materials.