Could an artist do this?

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Recycling of Gully Waste and General Road Construction Materials in South Lanarkshire

The Council requires to procure services for the acceptance and subsequent recycling of gully waste and road construction materials produced from the works of South Lanarkshire Council’s Roads and Transportation Services.

Roads and Transportation Services operates four Depots as follows:-

  • Carnwath Depot – ML11 8LR
  • Lesmahagow – ML11 0DZ
  • East Kilbride – G74 5HA
  • Larkhall – ML9 2GA

The waste materials for /recycling will be transported by South Lanarkshire Council to the Contractor’s facility. Where required, the Contractor will also provide an uplift service, transporting waste road construction materials from Council Depots to its recycling facility.

The waste is composed as follows:-

Category A:- Materials including vegetation, timber, plastic and other processed or manufactured materials. Waste Category 17-01-01, 17-01-02, 17-01-03, 17-01-07, 17-03-02, 17-05-04 as defined by Article 1(a) of Directive 75/442/EEC on waste and Article 1(4) of Directive 91/689/EEC on hazardous waste.

Category B:- Materials including rock, crushed rock, blaes, concrete, metal, soil, subsoil, and other excavated materials. Waste Category 17-01-01, 17-01-02, 17-01-03, 17-01-07, 17-03-02, 17-05-04 as defined by Article 1(a) of Directive 75/442/EEC on waste and Article 1(4) of Directive 91/689/EEC on hazardous waste.

Gully waste:- Waste Category 20 03 03 as defined by Article 1(a) of Directive 75/442/EEC on waste and Article 1(4) of Directive 91/689/EEC on hazardous waste.

Motor and lorry tyres: Waste Category 16 01 03 as defined by Article 1(a) of Directive 75/442/EEC on waste and Article 1(4) of Directive 91/689/EEC on hazardous waste.

Bitumen emulsion:- Bitumen emulsion tack coat. Waste Category 08 04 16 as defined by Article 1(a) of Directive 75/442/EEC on waste and Article 1(4) of Directive 91/689/EEC on hazardous waste.

CPV: 90500000, 90514000.

View Notice – Public Contracts Scotland.

We wonder about this, not particularly because of the land art tradition, but more from an ecological art perspective.  We’d cite Betty Beaumont’s Ocean Landmark which involved using 500 tons of coal waste processed into 17,000 coal fly ash blocks and then deposited into the ocean to create a new marine environment off Fire Island in the North East United States.

We’d suspect that there are innovative ways to dispose of this material and enhance biodiversity or storm water management or something we can’t even imagine.

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