What we do – recovery of hazardous coal tar materials.
TARREC recycles hazardous tar materials commonly referred to as tar bound road planings, or the correct terminology AWCCT (asphalt waste containing coal tar) at a 100% recovery of resources.
We ensure that UK producers of AWCCT can choose a fully legally compliant disposal option for their hazardous waste material. TARREC is the sole representative for the UK market for a treatment facility that 100% recovers resources of AWCCT.
Why we do it – hazardous waste recovery is strictly regulated
AWCCT are hazardous waste and the transportation, storage, treatment and disposal of hazardous waste is controlled by the Hazardous Waste Regulations 2005 (England and Wales) which are enforced by the Environment Agency.
How do we recover AWCCT?
- TARREC has a unique cradle to cradle AWCCT recovery system, which benefits from all relevant Environmental Permits and is compliant at every stage.
- TARREC will collect your AWCCT from anywhere in the UK.
- AWCCT are transported under a Consignment Note to our fully permitted storage site, which has an EA Permit for storage of up to 10 000 tonnes.
- AWCCT are loaded on to ships and transported under the EU Waste Shipment Regulations, with the required trans frontier shipment of waste (TFS) documentation.
- AWCCT are then recovered via a plant in Holland, which operates under EU permit to receive and treat these materials.
- TARREC provide quarterly Waste returns to the EA and client, providing a transparent, open, legal audit trail demonstrating that recovery of AWCCT has been achieved.
Recovery by Thermal Treatment
The £ 80 million thermal treatment plant in Holland utilises a gas turbine, powered by energy in the AWCCT. This ensures that the hazardous coal tar is destroyed within the thermal treatment process leaving fully recovered aggregate.
Emissions are controlled by the sites operating permit.
There is no equivalent treatment plant in the UK.