Calgary Aggregate Recycling adding unique wash plant

By |  March 16, 2022
CDE's first-of-its-kind contaminated soils wash plant in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, will be operational in fall of 2022. Photo: CDE

A new CDE recycling plant will be the first of its kind in Calgary when it is operational in fall, according to CDE. Photo: CDE

CDE is commissioning a new C&D waste recycling plant for Calgary Aggregate Recycling.

CDE says the plant will be built at the company’s existing recycling facility in southeast Calgary, processing construction and demolition waste as well as contaminated soils.

The recycling plant will be the first of its kind in Calgary and only several in North America, CDE says.

When operational in the fall of this year, the soil refuse facility in Calgary will have the capacity to recycle up to 600,000 tons of excavated material each year, diverting what CDE describes as a high volume of construction materials from landfills and channeling them back into the industry as recycled sand and aggregate products.

“We are privileged to work alongside Calgary Aggregate Recycling to deliver a major C&D waste recycling system of its kind in Canada,” says Adrian Convery, CDE’s business development manager. “The resulting solution will represent all that we strive for in pursuit of a circular economy, facilitating the diversion of vast tonnages of material from landfill, transforming them into high-grade recycled sand and aggregates for the construction industry, while simultaneously restoring land for future use and driving down carbon dioxide emissions.”

According to CDE, Calgary Aggregate Recycling’s soil refuse solution will divert more than 510,000 tons of soil from landfills and reduce carbon emissions in Alberta by an estimated 22,567 tons each year.

“At Calgary Aggregate, our mission is to reduce the cost of construction – socially, environmentally and economically,” says Travis Powell, president at Calgary Aggregate Recycling. “With the support from ERA (Emissions Reduction Alberta) and the Government of Alberta, we are pleased to construct Calgary’s first C&D waste recycling plant to disrupt the out-of-date practices in the construction industry with economical and viable solutions to position Alberta as a leader in sustainable and responsible construction.”

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