Recycling road repair waste wins environment award for Hampshire

Hampshire County Council’s Highways team and partners - Milestone Infrastructure and OCL - have won a prestigious International Green Apple Environment Award 2021 for its new Highway Materials Recycling Facility, which came into operation in Summer 2021

Nov 25 2021

Councillor Rob Humby, Hampshire County Council’s Deputy Leader and Executive Member for Economy, Transport and Environment, said: “I am delighted that our facility has achieved this high-profile recognition for its green credentials. On behalf of the County Council, I would like to congratulate all involved in the development and operation of this facility – the first of its kind in Hampshire, putting us at the cutting edge of material re-use and recycling.

“This dedicated facility for recycling material for re-use in road repairs – bringing back material taken up during repair, processing it cleanly and quietly, and then re-using it elsewhere on the local road network. With around 5,500 miles of roads to maintain across Hampshire this will make a significant contribution to reducing our carbon footprint, leading the way in sustainable construction.”

Working collaboratively, Hampshire County Council, Milestone Infrastructure and OCL (a renowned specialist in materials recycling) designed and constructed the new facility which is already successfully re-processing large quantities of excavated road material for re-use across the Hampshire network resulting in significant carbon savings and reduced reliance on external supply chains. Some genuinely innovative solutions continue to be developed.

Green Apple Awards are hosted by The Green Organisation which was established in 1994 as an international, independent, not-for-profit and non-political environmental group, dedicated to recognising, rewarding and promoting innovative environmental best practice around the world.