The Suzio York Hill company is seeking to add a concrete recycling facility to its York Hill Traprock Quarry in Meriden, Conn.
It will be used to sort the concrete, stone and sand.
The plans call for a 1,200-sq.-ft. building and 7,500 sq. ft. of open air space, with several holding pits.
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The materials can then be sold for reuse in other projects, but the stone and sand can also be utilized under bedding plants in nurseries or as a filler for closing landfills, Suzio said. Selling the recycled products is not particularly profitable.
“We realize we have to do something to limit the concrete waste, so it’s just one of the costs of doing business,” Suzio said. “If we can sell some of it, that’s great, but it’s really just a waste disposal with some recycling coming out of it.”
A trend toward more sustainable practices is the norm for concrete production facilities in urban settings such as Meriden, Suzio said
The project received conditional approval from the Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Commission on Dec. 6, according to Associate City Planner Paul Dickson, who added the project includes the construction of a water basin that would increase the quality of storm water run off in the area.