Government plans to increase aggregate levy by over 20 percent from April 2008 causes an increase in demand for small crushers as part of building site waste management

Released on: February 27, 2008, 5:59 am

Press Release Author: Marelize Campbell

Industry: Construction

Press Release Summary: Red Rhino Crushers Ltd understands the financial pressures
caused by environmental tax and advises the building industry to investigate the use
of mini crushers onsite to recycle building rubble and reduce both landfill tax and
aggregate levy bills.

Press Release Body: Aylesbury, UK - Aggregate buyers in the construction industry
need to investigate sustainable aggregate sources in light of the impending increase
in aggregate levy due in April 2008, according to Red Rhino Crushers Ltd. The
aggregate levy is an environmental tax introduced by the government in 2002. It's
designed to address the environmental costs of primary aggregate extraction and to
also encourage the use of recycled and secondary aggregate by waiving the levy on
these sustainable construction materials.

The current aggregate levy is 1.60 for each tonne of primary aggregate supplied.
Considering that, for example, each new home built is estimated to need 60 tonnes of
quarry products the levy bill soon adds up. Effective from April 1st 2008 the
aggregate levy will be 1.95 per tonne, the first rise since its inception. This
would increase a building company's levy fees by just over 20% if they did not
change their aggregate procurement strategy.

"With mounting pressure from the levy, landfill tax and the government's increasing
commitments to waste recycling, the building industry is beginning to realise that
recycling construction waste makes sense," comments Ben Latham, Operations &
Administration Director of Red Rhino Crushers Ltd. "We've seen the increase in
demand for our environmentally friendly mini crushers that make site waste
management a solution to this financial pressure, rather than adding to it."

About Red Rhino Crushers Ltd

Red Rhino Crushers Ltd are specialists in the provision of British designed &
British built compact continual motion jaw crushers both in the UK and abroad,
having designed and manufactured some of most versatile and compact mini crushers in
the world - the 4000, 5000 and 7000 series. The Red Rhino 4000, and 5000 series are
some of the smallest, lightest and most flexible jaw crushers available, both
falling within towing and weight restrictions. The 4000 model is narrow enough to
fit through a domestic doorway yet powerful enough to crush a full UK kerbstone in
approximately 40 seconds, whilst the 5000 series is towable yet can process
significant tonnages per day. The 7000 is versatile and manoeuvrable and designed
for larger applications such as waste transfer, skip-hire, or larger construction
sites, in addition to local authorities.

Red Rhino's range and finance packages enable even the smallest construction
companies to make use of their advanced recycling technology.

Red Rhino Crushers Ltd is committed to environmental initiatives to reduce waste in
the construction industry and promote the use of sustainable aggregates. Red Rhino's
innovative crushing equipment is at the forefront of a growing movement to reduce
the environmental damage caused by the mining and delivery of new aggregates, and
paying to send building waste to landfill. The company is proud of its environmental
credentials and won the 2007 Green Apple gold award, SED award for excellence in
recycling, and runners up in the 2007 Manufacturing Excellence Awards.

Web Site:

Contact Details: Unit 7,
Brunel Gate,
Brunel Road,
HP19 8AR
United Kingdom
01296 310 600

  • Printer Friendly Format
  • Back to previous page...
  • Back to home page...
  • Submit your press releases...