28 April 2021
Harford Minerals, which operates one of Maryland’s premier reclamation facilities, has reinforced its commitment to sustainability and a full lifecycle approach to materials usage following a multi-million dollar investment in a new state-of-the-art wet processing plant for construction, demolition and excavation (CD&E) waste.
When commissioned later this year, the new plant will be utilized to accept CD&E waste from various sources and produce a range of recycled sand and aggregate products that can be reintroduced to the local construction industry as sustainable alternatives to virgin quarried materials.
Among the materials the plant will produce are washed coarse and fine sands as well as various sized, multipurpose aggregates. As the plant can be adjusted, the final product output can be fine tuned to meet the market’s needs and customers' own specifications.
Harford’s CD&E solutions will also enable the Maryland-based company to partner with public and private entities to process material from local construction and infrastructure projects. Overtime, these recycling efforts will help establish a full-cycle materials economy, thereby moving the industry and region towards a more sustainable future.
Founded in 1965, Harford became renowned for its premium silica sands, which it supplied to the golf industry.
In more recent years, the company diversified and established one of the region’s leading reclamation facilities, where in 2014, it began producing recycled aggregates and, two years later in 2016, introduced crushing operations to recover saleable materials from incoming inert waste.
Its 80-acre campus is dedicated to supporting the circular economy by providing a one-stop facility for local construction companies to responsibly dispose of CD&E waste and back-load their fleet with valuable recycled materials that can be reintroduced to the construction industry for use in high-value applications.