Brewster Brothers on course to hit recycling landmark

BREWSTER Brothers is projecting that by the end of this year the business will have diverted almost 1.35 million tonnes from landfill.

The firm recycles the byproducts of the construction, demolition and excavation industries into high quality sands, gravels and other aggregates for re-use.

Brewster Brothers started recycling waste from construction sites in 2017, and such has been the success of its first site near Livingston that the firm will soon open a second premises near Cumbernauld. The new site means the company is set to double its capacity to process around 600,000 tonnes of construction, demolition and excavation waste per year.

The expansion is said to reflect growing recognition within the construction sector of the need to adopt more circular business models.

Brewster Brothers recently won the VIBES Scotland ‘Circular Scotland’ award. MD Scott Brewster set up the resource management business in 2017 alongside his father Alex.

Scott said, “Hitting landmarks like these is enormously gratifying, because it demonstrates the shift in thinking and in practices that’s happening across the economy. We are a business dedicated to minimising the impacts that the construction sector has on the world, and we also want to work in partnership with contractors to help them reach their own sustainability goals.”

Meanwhile, Brewster Brothers has strengthened its senior team with the appointment of Andy Dunn as commercial manager. He will be tasked with helping to drive revenue growth and promote long-lasting partnerships with clients and stakeholders.