Situated at Oak Lane, Kingswinford, M & A Doocey have purpose built our own aggregate recycling facility. Built primarily to support our own workstreams, we also offer recycled aggregates and soils to the construction market.
Doocey CBEM3 Recycling takes the Environment agenda to the next level, by creating a recycled material that is superior in quality to most traditional backfills whilst being cheaper.
Developed by Northern Gas Networks over a three year period, CBEM 3 is produced to a strict quality control procedure which has been tried and tested in the field.
CBEM3 stands for Cement Bound Excavated Material. This is a product produced by recycling excavated spoil, mixing it with cement and using it as a backfill to reinstate excavations.
It was first tested in Yorkshire by Northern Gas Networks as a completely sustainable backfill. It offered a massive reduction in the volume of waste sent to landfill and reduced the demands on unsustainable virgin aggregates.
How is it made?
CBEM3 is made chiefly by using the excavated spoil, a waste by-product of excavation works in utilities. This spoil is screened, crushed, graded and then mixed with cement and water to produce a concrete like mixture that is capable of being used as a substitute to GSB Type 1 Stone. The CBEM3 will be delivered to site by a bespoke volumetric wagon, capable of mixing 10 Cubic meters per load of CBEM3 on site for backfilling purposes.
• Recycled Type 1 Stone
• Recycled Pipe Bedding
• Multi-Purpose Topsoil
• CBEM3 – Cement Bound Excavated Materials
• Foam Concrete (mixed on site with lorry mounted volumetric mixer)
• Structural Concrete (mixed on site with lorry mounted volumetric mixer)
All products are a screened to comply with WRAP protocols and the requirements of the specifying standards including EN 13242, EN 13285 and the Specification for Highway Works.
All soils are screened to provide the correct grade required. Waste material is also recycled where possible to produce low grade soils, helping to provide an efficient and sustainable supply of soil resources. Quality standards are maintained to the highest levels, working to strict Factory Production Control (FPC) procedures. All testing takes place only at UKAS accredited laboratories.