Recycled Sand is suitable for use in construction jobs. It is perfect for making concrete and pavements and is very economical. While environmentally friendly, Greenvale’s Recycled Sand is not suitable for play areas and sandboxes.
What is Recycled Sand?
Greenvale’s Recycled Sand really is not sand at all. It does not come from the beach or dessert, but from reused bricks. Bricks from demolished buildings are crushed and washed, producing fine grain “sand”. This environmentally friendly practice prevents used bricks from taking up space in a landfill and reduces the amount of natural resources taken from the environment.
The UK has the highest usage of recycled construction materials among the European nations and it is anticipated that recycling and repurposing will continue to increase in the coming decades, with an increasing variety of used construction materials being recycled or repurposed. About 70 million tonnes of recycled or repurposed aggregates are used in the UK each year, out of a total of 275 million tonnes of construction aggregates. Modern recycling methods help to assure that recycled products are top quality and safe to use. Greenvale is proud to be part of this historical effort at sustainable production. Our Recycled Sand and other recycled products, such as tarmac planings, meet the highest industry standards for recycled products and are suitable for a wide variety of jobs.
Where can Recycled Sand Be Used?
Recycled Sand can be used to make concrete. It is suitable for placing under concrete slabs and is ideal for back filled trenches and as pipe bedding.
Because it is fine grained sand, Recycled Sand can be used to level an area that will be paved. Fine grained products more easily fill in all the empty spaces; they can be quickly compacted into a smooth, level surface ready for any form of top layer.
Flagstone and brick pavements should be set in sand on top of a gravel sub-base for drainage. Recycled Sand is ideal for this use.
Greenvale’s Recycled Sand is another product offering born from our concern for the environment. We offer a wide-variety of recycled gardening and construction materials at the best prices.
Recycled Sand can be purchased in tonne bags (1000 kg) or in bulk. Bulk is economical for large projects.