Energy & Recycling

£2.5m wash plant upgrade is ‘fantastic addition’ to firm’s longtime recycling service for Dorset councils

From left: Tom Lyon, Commercial Director at Eco; Gary Johnson, Technical Project Manager; Justin Dampney, Managing Director; Cllr Andy Hadley cutting the ribbon; Kasia Bigda, Marketing Specialist; Mariusz Piascik, Wash Plant Technician. All pictures: Bryony-Mai Hammond.

By Daniel Face [email protected]

Published: August 31, 2023 | Updated: 4th September 2023

Eco Sustainable Solutions have installed a new state-of-the-art wash plant at their Eco Park facilities in Christchurch to help recycle more of the waste they receive.

Eco Sustainable Solutions logoThe £2.5 million upgrade will allow the team to process additional aggregate products, which were previously left over from their soil recycling operation.

Eco accepts street sweeping residues from both BCP and Dorset Council, as well as more than 250,000 tonnes of organic material – including garden, wood and food waste.

It also serves local and commercial customers, recycling their waste into marketable products or converting it into green energy.

Justin DampneyManaging Director Justin Dampney said: “The plant will be a fantastic addition to the Eco Park, one which further reduces the carbon impact of our operations and adds to our ever-increasing portfolio of high quality, recycled products.

“The team have done a fantastic job of ensuring the facility has been safely installed against a challenging environment.”

Eco employs more than 50 people across its three Dorset sites, earning multiple awards throughout its 30 years of operation.

Their latest investment will help the firm to build up the circular economy by diverting waste from landfill and producing usable products, without the need for quarrying new aggregate.

Andy HadleyCllr Andy Hadley, Portfolio Holder for Climate Mitigation, Environment and Energy at BCP Council, attended the grand unveiling of the new facilities.

He added: “To have such a full-service recycling organisation on our doorstep is a massive benefit to businesses and locals alike.

“This wash plant is a great environmentally responsible addition to Eco’s services, turning waste materials into fresh resources, minimising haulage and reducing aggregate extraction.”

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