AOC Clears Local Recycling Plant Following Devastating Fire

AOC Services: News

Anthony O’Connor & Sons were recently appointed to clear the site at Salford based Roydon Plastic Recycling plant, following a devastating fire in March 2015, which needed over 40 firefighters to bring under control. The fire completely destroyed the former workshops which housed part of the Roydon Group’s plastics recycling facility, including a concrete plant and two tipper trucks, however firefighters managed to protect other surrounding buildings.

The portal frame structure which had become a tangle of steel debris had to be sheared using 360 demolition specific excavators with specialist attachments, into manageable sections before it was possible to remove them from the site. All the molten plastic debris which remained had to be segregated by the team and then sent to a licensed waste facility for further treatment.

Following this, brick and concrete arising’s were transported to Anthony O’Connor’s recycling facility based approximately 5 miles from the site, where all materials were treated and crushed for reuse as aggregate, something of utmost importance to AOC.

Finally, an exclusion zone was formed around the works, and measures put in place to ensure no further risk to the surrounding environment and public. All works were completed efficiently within the allotted 10 day time frame and the client was left with a development ready site.