Talk and visit to Mone Bros Aggregate Recycling Plant, Leeds

7 September, 2017 | 10:30 - 13:30

Venue address:

Mone Bros, Whitehall
Ashfield Way (off Whitehall Road)
New Farnley
Leeds LS12 5JB
United Kingdom
The logistics of acquiring construction waste of various types.
The logistics of acquiring construction waste of various types.

About this event

A talk and visit to Mone Bros Aggregate Recycling Plant in Leeds. This event looks at the logistics of acquiring construction waste, the operations of sorting and processing it into materials that can conform to specifications, as well as the development of those specifications.

Nicola Duckett from Yorkshire Water will explain how local authorities, utility companies and suppliers came together in the Yorkshire Highways Authorities and Utilities Committee (YHAUC) to try to fulfil the need for a quality protocol for recycled materials. The success of that initiative can be judged by the fact that at the outset only 3% of materials used by Yorkshire Water in highway restoration was of recycled origin, whereas now it is 80%.

Steve Horsley from Mone Bros will outline the testing and certification regime and how the company goes about the business of sourcing waste of various types - concrete, brick, macadam - and with the aid of some heavy machinery converting them to saleable and accredited products.


10.30 assembly and coffee
10.45 presentation and Q&A*
11.45 tour of the facility with Q&A*
12.45 lunch and informal discussions
13.30 depart

* depending on numbers attending, may be alternated as two groups.


Contact Hugh Allan at by Friday 1 September to book your place. Please note that there is a limit on numbers so you are advised to book promptly.

You will need to wear stout footwear (safety boots are not obligatory but if there has been recent rain or if it is wet on the day, the site will be muddy albeit firm underfoot) and a hard hat. A hi-vis jacket or waistcoat will also be needed, this can be provided if you do not have your own (please let Hugh know how many and sizes). If it is dry and dusty, goggles can also be provided. Mone Bros have kindly offered to provide tea and coffee on arrival and a sandwich lunch, at no cost to members.

Organised by ICE Yorkshire and Humber's Retired Members' Group (RICE).

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