At its Yokesford Hill site, Ace Liftaway recycles up to 90% of its dry waste streams, producing recycled aggregates for the construction industry.

Trommel fines make up a large proportion of Ace Liftaway’s 10% residual waste, and are difficult materials to process. They consist of small particles of wood, aggregate, sand, glass and organics. Their fibrous nature makes them difficult to separate and recycle.

The new system will remove lightweight and organic material and metals from the fines waste, producing denser products for the secondary aggregates market and saving an estimated £97 per tonne on landfill costs.

Philip Liddell, Liftaway’s managing director, said the process will enable the firm to advance the circular economy in Hampshire and neighbouring counties.

He said: “The core of our business is skip hire and we are proud of the very high recycling rates we have achieved through dry processing techniques at Yokesford.

“However, the residual stream from this process requires a more robust approach and that is why we have partnered with CDE. We can now unlock its commercial resale value.”

David Kinloch, CDE business development director for the UK and Ireland, said its technology allowed businesses to “transform what is currently a cost into a fresh revenue stream through the recovery of clean sand and aggregates”.

Ace Liftaway is a family-owned and managed business established in 1988. It manages 1,500 skips available for hire in Hampshire, Wiltshire and Dorset.