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Recycling Railway Sleepers

Railway sleepers have been treated with creosote or copper chromium Arsenic (CCA); they are therefore classed as hazardous waste by the Environment Agency (Grade D). This means it is vital that they are disposed of in a legal yet sustainable manner. HBS Waste can offer a service that caters for all railway sleeper recycling needs. This is because we can control the entire process, from transport to processing, right through to disposal.

Different types of railway sleepers

We can accept any form of railway sleepers ranging from damaged to perfect condition in either soft or hardwood. We will offer a unique approach to each contract, using the method we deem to be most appropriate.

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Our approach to recycling Railway sleepers

We believe our approach is the most sustainable option available to date. This is because we offer a range of disposal solutions, each best suited to different conditions and types of railway sleepers. HBS Waste is not simply a glorified waste broker that collects and handles recycled sleepers, sending the product to another company’s disposal site. Instead, we offer a one-stop shop for all disposal needs in-house. We dispose of the railway sleepers using a Waste Incineration Directive compliant combined heat and power plant.

This results in the production of renewable energy in the form of heat and electricity for poultry housing, and to power drying floors for animal bedding. Alternatively, if the wood is of good enough quality, we may upcycle it, by selling it for garden landscaping, or by reshaping and repurposing it. This means that as well as offering a sustainable solution we can also offer a competitive price for the disposal and recycling of railway sleepers.

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Benefits of our approach

We can cater for individual disposal jobs, as well as continuous contracts, by building long-term working relationships. Either way, you can be sure that the railway sleepers are being put to good use in an eco-friendly way. We recycle 100% of the product ourselves, in order to reduce material that would potentially be sent to landfill.

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