Following the success of the recent open week at JPE Aggregates in Birmingham CDE have confirmed the dates for the next event as Tuesday 7th to Friday 10th June.

The event will once again be hosted at Elford quarry near Birmingham where CDE have installed a modular construction and demolition waste recycling plant including the M2500 mobile washing plant, Aggmax attrition system and Aquacycle thickener.

Commenting on the announcement Terry Ashby, Director of CDE operations in the UK said, “This latest event is a response to the success of the recent event which attracted over one hundred companies to JPE Aggregates.”

In addition to a large number of recycling contractors from the UK the event was also attended by a number of European companies with an interest in bringing the latest C&D waste recycling technologies to their markets. “We had a number of visits from major construction material producers throughout Europe at the recent open week,” explains Eoin Heron, CDE sales manager for Eastern Europe and Russia. “The UK is seen as a leader in the adoption of the advanced C&D waste recycling systems that we offer and we are working daily with our dealer network to realise the opportunities for the introduction of these systems to some major European markets.”

One of the major successes of the recent event was the realisation by those in attendance of the potential offered by advanced C&D waste recycling systems to address the issue of aggregate shortages in the UK.

A recent report from BDS Marketing Research highlighted this issue with the revelation that aggregate demand will outstrip supply of virgin materials in the UK in the years to come. This is something that JPE Aggregates were aware of and was a major motivation for the specification of the new CDE modular washing plant at Elford quarry.

“The recent report from BDS highlighted the Midlands as an area where virgin aggregate shortages would be a real issue,” says Steven Birch, managing director of JPE Aggregates. “Seeing is believing with this new plant and people were genuinely shocked when they saw our feed material and then witnessed the quality of the final sand and aggregate products.”

Expanding on this Terry Ashby said, “The plant at JPE Aggregates provides all the evidence needed that effective C&D waste recycling provides a solution to the aggregate reserve shortages in the UK and offers guaranteed future supply from a sustainable source.”

The mobility of the new recycling plant set up from CDE was another factor that increased interest in the concept from visitors to the recent open week. This was essential for JPE when specifying the new washing plant as they will be moving the CDE plant to another site within the next 18 months. “Our business model involves purchasing sites coming towards the end of their license period and processing the remaining materials while also restoring the site,” explains John Hale, technical director with JPE Aggregates. “The CDE plant at Elford will be moved to another site and put to work on similar material once restoration at Elford is complete.”