Can aggregates be recycled?

Aggregates are inert materials that make up the bulk of construction and demolition waste. Aggregates are used for construction and building, and generally include gravel, sand, crushed stones and more…

One of the most appealing areas to Aggregates is the fact that they can be recycled. 


Are Aggregates environmentally friendly?

Recycling aggregates is an environmentally friendly practice. Ensuring you are environmentally friendly has become increasingly important, especially for construction businesses. This is why so many are choosing to use recycled aggregates as an alternative to conventional construction materials.

Aggregates are made from a range of materials used in construction, including sand, gravel, crushed stones and more. And, a vast majority of the materials used in aggregates are recycled. In fact, a majority of a construction site’s unused materials can be recycled into aggregates. 

Aggregates made from recycled materials are an excellent alternative to more harmful materials that are used in construction. Instead of mining stone, for example, which can create harmful pollutants, you repurpose unwanted materials. Consequently, more natural areas are conserved, and unused materials can be reused rather than disposed of in landfills.

What are the benefits of using aggregates? 

Reusing aggregates is considered beneficial for a number of reasons. Being both cost efficient, environmentally friendly and sustainable. Due to the growing environmental consciousness, we recommend construction sites use recycled aggregates.

Cost efficient: 

Costs of building materials are continuing to rise, with a forecast of an 18% rise in 2023. With costs rising, it’s a great time to use recycled aggregates. Not only are they environmentally friendly, but they are also cost effective. Even more so if they are produced and transported locally. 

Environmentally Friendly: 

Simply put, aggregates can be recycled, and these recycled aggregates can then be used on other construction sites. This in itself means less materials thrown in landfills, reducing the environmental impact that other construction materials may have.

In addition to this, aggregates are very versatile, being used as an alternative to concrete and cement, without needing to have the materials mined to gain access to it. Ultimately, it is absolutely crucial to use recycled aggregates in order for construction industries to grow.


Does Cartwrights supply Aggregates? 

At Cartwrights, we can supply both hardcore and crushed hardcore aggregate. The recycled aggregate you need for your construction site is gathered and transported by our experienced and skilled crews.

cartwrights grab lorry hire

We can supply:

  • Supply of primary, secondary and recycled aggregates, clays, soils & sand though our own fleet of tippers and grabs.
  • Hazardous waste removal.
  • Cart & Tip soils and rubble from site.
  • Load cart & tip soils and rubble from site.
  • Hire of a tipper or grab wagons on day work.
  • Recycled aggregate
  • Top soil
  • Sand
  • Type 1 MOT

You can find out more about our aggregate recycling here.

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