Milestone Infrastructure, a part of M Group Services, has signed a collaboration framework agreement to supply its current and future clients with OCL Regeneration's industry-leading highways recycling and circular economy solution nationwide.

OCL’s approach and network of facilities bring together Milestone’s asset management and design expertise to enable 100% of the waste produced through highways maintenance to be recycled into new aggregates, surfacing materials and low carbon concretes. This approach supports Milestone’s target of achieving net zero across its operations, including its supply chain, by 2040.

The agreement sees the businesses build on the existing relationship established around the multi-award-winning Micheldever highways waste recycling depot project, and other existing works across Oxfordshire, Somerset and North Somerset. Over the past twelve months, Milestone and OCL have jointly recycled over 30,000 tonnes of highway waste saving more than 500 tonnes of carbon.

Matthew Riches, Operations Director at Milestone Infrastructure, said: "Working with OCL means Milestone will process, treat, and re-lay highway waste within close radius of where the material originates.

“This helps Milestone to support its clients to reduce their costs and carbon associated with the transport and disposal of waste, cut the reliance on virgin products and ultimately bring Milestone and its clients closer to achieving their sustainability and carbon reduction goals."

OCL can deliver on-site processing, which cuts the reliance on the transportation of waste, and permanent recycling hubs across the UK. These depots can serve multiple projects at a time, enabling what typically would be considered waste by one project, to get a fresh lease of life across other client activities.

These strengths benefit Milestone clients significantly and enable less reliance on virgin materials, cost reduction associated with material procurement and transport, and most importantly, more sustainable asphalt waste recycling and a more significant contribution to local government carbon net-zero targets.

Stuart Gready, Managing Director at OCL Regeneration, said: "This new collaboration framework is an evolution of a highly successful working relationship that has developed over the past three years.

“The trust and respect between the two businesses continues to grow, true collaboration is at the core of what we achieve together, and we see a significant opportunity to work more closely together in the future. As such, we've made this a formal agreement to help our teams drive it through our own businesses and across existing and prospective clients. Together we can accelerate innovation and change, which is hugely important in our efforts to catch up with and combat climate change."

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