Guide

Recovering and using recycled aggregates

Waste controls on aggregate recycling

Materials derived from construction waste include:

  • bituminous bound waste
  • bricks and masonry
  • concrete waste
  • mixed construction, demolition and excavation waste
  • secondary materials
  • trench arisings
  • unbound granular material - including spent railway ballast

If you process, transport, store or use materials when they are still classed as waste, you may need to comply with legislation relating to:

The quality protocol for the production of aggregates helps producers to demonstrate when their waste products have been fully recovered to produce aggregates, and should no longer be classified as waste. This means that the recycled aggregates, and those handling them, are exempted from the usual waste controls such as the duty of care.