Waste management in construction
Waste identification and minimisation is key to the success of Tayside Contracts. Direction is given from the Business Plan 2017 – 2020 The Road to 2020 to;
The Construction Division Waste Management Strategy 2013/14 – 2020/21 sets out the specific plan and direction in detail with the following highlights demonstrating action
Since 2004 Tayside Contracts have had a network of recycling centres to process its road maintenance waste into
products suitable to incorporate back into its construction projects.
Recycling Centres are located throughout our operating area;
All materials produced for sale are manufactured in accordance with the Specification for Highway works;
All recycling by products that cannot be manufactured into a product are diverted from landfill with suitable uses negotiated with local supply chain partners
Ecological Waste Water Treatment Facility
Three facilities have been constructed and operate to treat gully waste and street sweepings. The system reduces materials to landfill. Located locally, at the following locations, our operational carbon footprint is also reduced.
Tayset® is a cold mix paving system that was developed in partnership with The University of Dundee in conjunction with Nynas AB
It is a replacement product for conventional pavement base and binder layers delivering financial as well as environmental benefits in terms of;
Tayset® is laid as per conventional hot material through a paving machine or by hand and enhances onsite operational performance with reduced waiting and material waste.
Taydress is a paving system that utilises Tayset® with surface dressing as a surface course delivering environmental savings through construction time and reduced material resource
Tayside contracts suite of proprietary surface course products deliver more for less, increasing durability while reducing pavement thickness.
Quarry Recycled Aggregate Products (RAP)
Collace Quarry maximise where possible RAP back into the asphalt production process preserving virgin aggregates and reducing waste and possible landfill.
Trials continually seek opportunities to reuse quarry by-products back into the asphalt mix adding value.
The introduction of Lean Thinking into the Construction Division of the business in 2008, and its sustained drive and commitment, ensure all waste is minimised from the processes and operations we deliver.
Through investment in vehicles, continued driver training, route optimisation and plant utilisation fuel usage within the organisation is reducing year on year.