How can you say you are efficient when so much material gets wasted?

Devon Highways have demonstrated year-on-year improvements in efficiency through better planning, programming and adopting a one team approach between the County Council and its contractor.

Materials Wastage is kept to a minimum. Typically a hotbox crew might have 1 to 2 wheel barrows to dispose of at the end of the day. Crews are encouraged to usefully use whatever is left at the end of the day on the highway, e.g. filling verge over-runs.

When put into perspective materials wastage is minimal when you consider that we lay in excess of 100,000 tonnes of surfacing material every year through re-surfacing, patching and potholing activities.


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