CDE to commission major recycling plant in Canada

Published 19/4, 2022 at 08:50

Locally owned concrete, asphalt and aggregate recycling firm Calgary Aggregate Recycling Inc. (CAR) has announced a major investment in the development of a new C&D waste recycling plant as it reaffirms its commitment to building a sustainable future. Underpinned by state of the art technology, the plant is to be commissioned in the autumn of 2022.

Designed and engineered by wet processing industry experts CDE, the plant will be utilised for the processing of construction and demolition waste as well as contaminated soils, one of Alberta’s most abundant waste streams. Set to be commissioned at CAR’s existing recycling facility in south east Calgary, the wash plant will be the first of its kind in Calgary and one of a few plants CDE have installed in North America. CDE has similar plants commissioned in the state of New York in 2020, with a second in Maryland in 2022.

When operational in the autumn of 2022, CAR’s soil refuse facility will have the capacity to recycle up to 600,000t of excavated material annually, diverting significant volumes of high value construction materials from landfill and channelling them back into the construction industry as premium recycled sand and aggregate products. Commenting on the project, CDE’s business development manager for Canada, Adrian Convery, says: “We are privileged to work alongside Calgary Aggregate Recycling Inc. to deliver a major C&D waste recycling system in Canada. The resulting solution will represent all that we strive for in pursuit of a circular economy, facilitating the diversion of vast tonnages of material from landfill, transforming them into high grade recycled sand and aggregates for the construction industry, while simultaneously restoring land for future use and driving down CO2 emissions.”

Enabled by CDE processing technology, CAR’s soil refuse solution will divert over 510,000t of soil from landfill and reduce carbon emissions in Alberta by an estimated 22,567t annually. Calgary Aggregate Recycling Inc. president, Travis Powell, says: “At Calgary Aggregate, our mission is to reduce the cost of construction – socially, environmentally and economically. With the support from ERA (Emissions Reduction Alberta) and the Government of Alberta, we are pleased to construct Canada’s Calgary’s first C&D waste recycling plant to disrupt the out of date practices in the construction industry with economical and viable solutions to position Alberta as a leader in sustainable and responsible construction.”

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