Credential Environmental Ltd (‘CEL’) is a specialist tyre recycling company, with an annual turnover of around £4M. Established in 2001, it has been owned by Nick Wyatt and Andy Hinton (Ailsa3 Ventures Ltd) since March 2005. It is the largest integrated operator in the used tyre sector in the UK ie the company both collects and reprocesses and recycles tyres.
CEL collects around 1.5 – 20 million casings pa of used car tyres from its own customers, either via an in-house fleet or via an outsourced contractor. CEL currently processes around 40KTpa of waste tyres (around 5 million casings) on 2 operational sites – a fully licensed 10-acre site at Breighton, near Selby, in Yorkshire and a fully licensed 4-acre site at Wednesbury in the West Midlands. Tyres are reprocessed, mainly for use in a shredded form as a replacement fuel for cement kilns or in a shredded or baled form in civil engineering applications.
CEL’s processing capacity is around 75-80KT utilising the present shredders to their full capacity. The company employs approximately 50 people. The company is proud of its employees and of its record in retaining key staff. Many of them are profiled HERE.
The company operates two fully licensed sites for processing waste car tyres into reusable products:
Breighton, East Yorkshire
The site is a 10-acre licensed site, utilised for reception, storage and treatment of used tyres. In particular, the site is utilised for tyre shredding, tyre derimming and the storage of tyre shred prior to utilisation off-site. The site is located on the former Breighton airfield and is covered for 60% of its area by concrete. It is fully fenced and bunded and has digital CCTV and perimeter security.
The site has valid planning permission which enables operation for 16 hours per day. A valid waste management licence covering the operation of the site as a waste transfer station is also in place and is extendable for use with other waste materials. A licensed discharge consent for surface water drainage from the site is in place.
The site has a licensed stocking capacity for up to 75,000 tonnes of processed material.
Wednesbury, West Midlands
This is a 5-acre licensed site, utilised for the reception, storage and treatment of used tyres. In particular, the site is used for tyre shredding, tyre derimming and the storage of tyre shred prior to the utilisation of the shred off-site. This site can also process truck tyres. The site is located in the heart of an industrial area in the West Midlands and has approximately 1.5 acres of the site that is concreted, fully bunded and drained. The site is fully fenced and earth bunded to two sides.
The site has valid planning permission without significant operating restrictions and a valid waste management licence to operate as a waste transfer station, which permits the storage and processing of a wide range of waste materials including metals, plastics, wood wastes.
The site has a licensed stocking capacity of 10,000 tonnes of processed material.
Both sites are licensed to take all types of tyres, including agricultural tyres and earthmovers, and where they cannot be processed in-house, can arrange for these to be disposed of by specialist operators elsewhere.