Use of re-purposed materials
Rubber mulch – Used or problematic solid rubber tyres which would otherwise go to landfill are shredded to create our mulch products. These shreds are processed centrally in the UK using power from renewable energy sources and are distributed in 100% recycled plastic packaging.
SBR (Styrene-butadiene rubber) – As with rubber mulch, our SBR product is made from solid rubber types which are granulated at a UK facility. This is a fully recycled product.
Gravel – Our aggregates are sourced from the UK wherever possible. Our suppliers are committed to ensuring that mineral extraction takes place only in ecologically suitable deposits at sites selected to minimise environmental and social impacts.
Avoidance of contamination
Where applicable, our products are compliant with Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems meaning they allow water to drain through to the natural ground. In addition, as our rubber products are installed as a bound system, there is no risk of micro-plastic hazard.
Re-cycling of packing from plastic bags to steel drums
We are committed to ensuring that minimal waste goes to landfill and are committed wherever possible to recycle all packaging from soft plastic bags to steel drums. In addition to our site activities, we recycle waste at the head office through a local processing company.
Our head office in Leyland is heated by an air-source heat pump. All lighting is LED and in lower use areas is motion sensor activated.
Working towards a paperless office
In 2024, DCM are well on our way to becoming a paperless office. This is a commitment from the whole team to remove paper-processes wherever possible. In turn, this will reduce energy usage within the office and encourage the opportunity for home-working which will reduce fuel consumption from commuting.
End of life re-recycling of product
When a rubber surface is no longer fit for purpose, we offer an option to have this surface removed and re-cycled off site. This process will enable the rubber to be re-used thus extending its life.