Environmental Impact

At DCM Surfaces, we prioritise delivering top-quality products while equally emphasising the importance of minimising our environmental footprint. Although some environmental impacts are inevitable due to our industry's specifics, we are dedicated to mitigating others wherever feasible. Our efforts to reduce our environmental impact encompass a variety of actions, including but not limited to...

  • 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. 

  • Product Use

SuDS compliant – Many of our products are SuDS compliant. SuDS systems provide an integral part of controlling rain flow and reducing the risk of flooding.

Binder – The long service life of the system allows for any emissions/environmental costs from manufacture and install to be spread out over years. 

  • Sustainable Sourcing

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.

Gravel Binder – A primary component of the two-component binder is a crop oil making up 35 – 40% of the PU4844/60. Packaging for the PU4844/60 is made from at least 50% recycled material.

  • Avoidance of contamination 

Our rubber products are installed as a bound system, therefore, 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.  

  • Energy efficiencies  

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.