Celtic Recycling - Licensed to receive & process heavy electrical equipment and hazardous waste

Our Facilities

Our FacilitiesCeltic Recycling transports all plant items considered hazardous or difficult to one of our facilities located at Pyle, Bridgend and Queensway Meadows, Newport where environmental protection measures and controls greatly exceed those required under current environmental legislation.

Pyle, Bridgend

State-of-the-art facilities for the disposal, processing and recycling of end-of-life heavy electrical equipment & hazardous waste can be found at our Bridgend facility. Ongoing investment in the facility has ensured that Celtic Recycling continue to be the market leaders.

The Celtic Recycling Bridgend site is licensed to receive and process all types of electrical equipment, including plant contaminated with hazardous wastes such as mercury, asbestos, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and SF6 (sulphur hexafluoride).

Environmental safeguards include:

  • Fully-contained site perimeter drainage
  • High risk area bunding
  • Contiguous, inter-linked heavy-duty steel containment bays in the PCB-processing area
  • Oversized oil interceptors – with almost twice the capacity for emergency spillage containment required by legislation
  • High-grade, virtually impervious micro-silica concrete slab construction
  • The entire site is supported upon a heavy duty geo-membrane which completely underlies the site to provide an impermeable seal

Current process facilities on site include:

In addition to the main entrance which is equipped with a 50 tonne capacity weighbridge, the facility also benefits from a dedicated abnormal load entrance which is capable of receiving the largest vehicles and loads able to travel on the UK’s highways today. Transformers and other capital assets up to 110 tonnes in weight are routinely offloaded in the dedicated heavy off-load area utilising the company’s in-house bespoke jacking and winching system.

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Newport, Gwent

Complementing our existing operation in Pyle, Bridgend the newly developed facilities at Queensway Meadows, Newport are unique within the UK at the present time, and to the best of our knowledge, unrivalled within Europe.

Following acquisition of the derelict site in 2008, the £5 million development was split into two phases.

The first phase involved the total refurbishment of the existing building providing 16,000 sq. ft. of warehouse space for the disposal, processing and recycling of end of life heavy electrical equipment as well as the treatment and disposal of hazardous wastes. 6,000 sq. ft. of modern office space and training facilities were also constructed as part of the first phase development which completed in 2010.

Phase 2 of the expansion which completed in May 2012, commenced in September 2011 and included the construction of two new industrial units, security lodge, weighbridge and new access road from the public highway.  Designed to accept abnormal loads, the newly constructed road provides dedicated access from the public highway to a new 10,000 sq. ft. heavy load bay.

Equipped with 2 x 63 tonne gantry cranes each fitted with 20 tonne auxiliary hoists, the new heavy load bay also features a 5,000 sq. ft. processing/storage area and additional hot work facilities which historically have been undertaken exclusively at Pyle, Bridgend.

The second unit constructed as part of the phase 2 development provides overhead lift capacity of up to 20 tonnes, 13,500 sq. ft. of additional storage space, a dedicated SF6 processing area and laboratory.

This significant investment underlines the company’s commitment to providing our clients with a support infrastructure capable of meeting all current, and future, regulatory requirements.

Queensway Meadows Industrial Estate is strategically located just off Junction 24 of the M4, providing excellent links to the motorway network.

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