Site investment reaps rewards for Manchester business
The UK’s largest hazardous waste treatment and recovery facility is set to recover the cost of a £250k investment thanks to improved efficiency results.
Leading waste specialists CSG ploughed the funds into its Cadishead site as part of an ongoing strategy to ensure the long-term viability of the site.
Pivotal to the project was the installation of a new press filter, which removes liquid from waste to reduce the volume sent to landfill saving the company up to £20,000 every month, as CSG treatment director Jen Cartmell explained:
“Our company mission is to recover and recycle as many valuable resources from waste as is possible,” she said. “The Cadishead facility is able to accept many types of waste and, through a range of mechanical and chemical processes, we extract the water which is then treated and safely returned to the water network.
“The filtercake residues are either suitable for recovery of metals, such as copper and nickel, or for disposal. This involves a further cost in transport and processing fees, however the new filterpress enable us to extract more water from the filtercake, increasing the concentration of the recoverable metals and reducing volume of waste transported off site.”
Last year, the Cadishead site took in more than 65,000onnes of waste, from hazardous and oil waste, to packaging that could be washed and recycled.
Managing director Neil Richards added: “Cadishead is CSG’s flagship facility, making a substantial contribution to the company’s growth and success. The investment here demonstrates our commitment as a business to look for innovative technology to process and recycle as many waste components as possible and to secure the long-term viability of the site.”
CSG was founded as a one-man sewage collection business in rural Hampshire more than 85 years ago and now employs a national workforce of nearly 500 people. The company, which has 26 other sites across the UK, is one of the largest privately-owned industrial and domestic environmental waste management groups in Britain.
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