New recycling plant a ‘game-changer’ for sector in Scotland

THE largest recycling plant of its kind in the UK is being launched in Livingston by Brewster Bros, with the aim of “shaping the future” of the sector in Scotland.

Boasting a CDE wet processing system, the new £3.8 million plant will provide waste management services and recycled aggregates to a range of businesses including builders, construction firms and civil contractors.

The new facility is said to be capable of recycling 400,000 tonnes of construction, demolition and excavation waste per year. The plant can process and recycle material collected by Brewster Bros’ fleet of tipper lorries into high value sand and gravel.

Brewster Bros is an accredited supplier of Zero Waste Scotland’s Aggregate Quality Protocol Directory. The company takes over from family-run recycling business, Henry Gillies. Due to increased investment, Brewster Bros is predicting an annual turnover at the plant of £3 million.

Scott Brewster, director at Brewster Bros said, “It’s an exciting day as we officially launch the UK’s largest recycling facility of this type. Our number one aim is to treat and recycle construction and demolition waste as a resource, ensuring zero waste to landfill.

“Through significant investment into state-of-the-art recycling techniques provided by the plant supplier CDE, we are looking forward to shaping the future of the recycling industry across Scotland and beyond. This new plant should act as a game-changer for the construction industry, by saving money for our customers and ensuring they can dispose of their construction and demolition waste in a cost-effective and sustainable way.”

David Kinloch, CDE regional manager UK & Ireland added, “I am delighted to have had the opportunity to work with Brewster Bros to create a construction, demolition and excavation waste recycling plant bespoke, to their site and production requirements. his large-scale facility incorporates the latest CDE technology and will be a flagship project in Scotland. We wish Brewster Bros every success as they champion the move towards zero waste and embrace the circular economy and look forward to a continued strong partnership in the years to come.”

Derek Carmichael, transport manager at Brewster Bros, who worked under the previous ownership said, “It’s exciting to be a part of this new chapter and it is great news for the local area and the workforce to see this new plant open and carry on supporting the construction industry in the central belt with sustainable and forward-thinking recycling.

“We’re focused on making giant strides when it comes to the future of waste recycling for the construction and we are thrilled to be a major part of this journey.”