Focus on recycling when decommissioning

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Thompsons of Prudhoe has become one of the most renowned names for decommissioning services North East based clients can call because of our comprehensive solutions. We can decommission a variety of different facilities, including those in hazardous sectors such as nuclear, petro-chemical, and manufacturing. On each project we maximise safety, efficiency, and environmental protection.
With the right planning and processes even the trickiest decommissioning works can be completed in a way that keeps the impact on the environment to a minimum. A very large number of the materials used to create facilities can be saved and recycled, including concrete, metals, timbers, bricks, glass, and aggregates.

We have invested in our facilities, equipment and personnel over the years to ensure we can recycle effectively. All materials can be separated into specific streams effectively, improving the standards and reducing the risk of cross contamination. With effort we have managed to achieve a recycling rate that is over 97%; on many projects we achieve over 99%.

One of the reasons we are so successful when it comes to recycling is there are a number of materials that we can find new uses for ourselves. Type 1 and Type 2 sub-base materials are the most common. The first of these is the most widely used well-graded granular material in construction. It is popular because when compacted it produces no voids.

When we recycle materials such as bricks, concrete, and sub-base aggregates we look to see whether they can us used elsewhere on a site or another project in the local area. This can provide big benefits because the recycled materials are cheaper and mean that additional ones are not necessary.

If you need help from one of the best teams for decommissioning service North East property owners or developers can call on, simply get in touch. We will discuss your project with you and explain exactly why we are the company you should deal with.