Title: Increased recycling of quarry, biodegradable, green, construction, demolition and excavation waste streams through the manufacture of soils 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> report 
Country: United Kingdom 
Year: 2004 
Availability: Project code: RMD3-047 
Author 1/Producer: Waste and Resources Action Programme - WRAP 
Other Authors/Producers: Lamb, M 
Author / Producer Type: Agency, regulator or other governmental or inter-governmental body 
Publisher: WRAP 
Publisher City: Banbury, UK 
ISBN: ISBN: 1-84405-260-5 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://www.wrap.org.uk  
Format (e.g. PDF): PDF 
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->Excavation
Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->Recycling/reuse
Short description: C&EW is the largest single waste stream in the UK. It is common for high percentages of construction and demolition waste to be recovered for use as recycled aggregate, but excavation waste has proven to be difficult to recycle, yet it is this fraction that potentially offers the greatest opportunities to form the mineral base of a manufactured soil. It is technically feasible to manufacture a soil using fines from CDEW processing and green waste compost, whilst screened gulley waste may also be a suitable component subject to licensing requirements and process control. Should a suitable CDEW site become available, the full scale manufacturing of topsoil could proceed in Hampshire in a short timeframe. • There are commercial benefits associated with diversion of materials from landfill into soil manufacture in terms of reduction in waste disposal costs and revenue from soil sales. 
Link to Organisation(s): WRAP Waste and Resources Action Programme
Submitted By: Professor Paul Bardos WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 23/08/2006