Biffa Waste Services – New Recycling Facility

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Biffa waste services appointed D L Rhodes principal contractor for a new recycling facility in Middlesbourgh.

The project consisted of 1500M² of external hard standing with a 1632 M3 portal framed building for card and paper.

Works Carried Out

HBL Associates designed segregated bays for glass, plastic and aluminium using Alfa-blocs which were also used inside the portal frame.

A full lighting  scheme was installed with floodlights on 8m columns, all cables were buried in 100mm ducts around the site with inspection chambers every 50mts.

The removable Alfa-blocs were drilled into position to create the required size bays although these can be changed at any point.  With the majority of materials being external overhead litter netting bays were designed and installed to keep materials held in the bays.

A Shearing weighbridge was installed to the front of the site for easy access for the vehicles coming on and exiting the site.


D L Rhodes was asked for a short lead up time and a 5 week completion due to the fact that Biffa had a start date for the collection of recycled materials.  All timescales were kept along with internal works to the offices added to the initial project.