Quarries & Recycling

Walsh Quarries & Recycling Ltd. is part of a group that employs in excess of 140 people and was incorporated in 2017, following the purchase of a sand and gravel quarry.  The quarry was purchased to support the main civil engineering company and ensure competitiveness and by providing a source of building & fill materials for its contracts.

In 2019, Walsh Quarries & Recycling Ltd. subsequently attained a Certificate of Registration for the importation of inert waste comprising of natural materials of clay, silt, sand, gravel and stone.  This material is deposited on the site for the purposes of restoring the site for agricultural use.

Walsh Quarries & Recycling Ltd. has invested heavily in crushing and screening equipment to facilitate continuous extraction and screening of aggregates.  The types of certified aggregate extracted for use in the civil and construction sectors include sand, clause 503 pea gravel, ESB approved bedding sand, clause 505 drainage stone, clause 804 granular fill, 6F1 and 6F2.  The testing of aggregates is outsourced through accredited laboratories to ensure compliance with industry standards.

The increased intensity in construction in recent years has led to an increase in construction related waste which is referred to as Construction and Demolition (C&D) waste.  C&D materials consist of waste generated during the construction, renovation and demolition of buildings, roads, and bridges. In 2021, Walsh Quarries & Recycling Ltd. was granted a Materials Recovery and Transfer Permit (MRFT) at its quarry facility, allowing it to offer landfill/recycling services for demolition and natural construction waste.  This facility came into operation in mid 2021.  The C&D facility will allow the recovery of waste material, whereby waste will be separated and recovered into re-usable products / raw materials.   By transporting C&D Materials to this Recovery & Transfer Facility, it conserves landfill space and reduces impact to the environment and provides for the sustainable management of construction and demolition materials.

Please see below a table of the allowable material to be recovered at our facility.

Code

Description

04-01-02

Waste from mineral non-metalliferous excavation

01-04-08

Waste gravel and crushed rocks other than those mentioned in 01-04-07

01-04-09

Waste sands and clay

01-04-10

Dusty and powdery wastes other than those mentioned in 01-04-07

02-01-04

Waste plastics (except packaging)

02-01-07

Waste from forestry

02-01-10

Waste metal

03-01-05

Sawdust, shavings, cuttings, wood, particle board and veneer other than those mentioned in 03-01-04

07-02-13

Waste plastic

15-01-01

Paper and cardboard packaging

15-01-02

Plastic packaging

15-01-03

Wooden packaging

15-01-04

Metallic packaging

15-01-04

Composite packaging

15-01-06

Mixed packaging

15-01-09

Glass packaging

15-01-09

Textile packaging

15-02-03

Absorbents, filter materials, wiping cloths and protective clothing other than those mentioned in 15-02-02

17-01-01

Concrete

17-01-02

Bricks

17-01-03

Tiles & ceramics

17-01-07

Mixture of concrete bricks tiles and ceramics other than those listed in 17-01-06

17-02-01

Wood

17-02-02

Glass

17-02-03

Plastic

17-03-02

Bituminous mixtures containing other those mentioned in 17-03-01

17-04-01

Copper, bronze, brass

17-04-02

Aluminium

17-04-03

Lead

17-04-04

Zinc

14-04-05

Iron and steel

17-04-06

Tin

17-04-07

Mixed Metals

17-04-11

Cables other than those mentioned in 17-05-03

17-05-04

Soil and stones other than those mentioned in 17-05-03

17-06-04

Insulation materials

17-08-02

Gypsum based construction material other than those mentioned in 17-08-01

17-09-04

Mixed C&D waste other than those mentioned in 17-09-01, 17-09-02 and 19-09-03