New Doncaster HQ for tip recycle firm

The transformation of the former Rossington Colliery began last year when Doncaster based company RecyCoal began the reclamation and restoration of the site. The then Mayor of Doncaster, Peter Davies, helped to lay the first foundations on site with Tom Allchurch, Cbhief Exec of RecyCoal.
The transformation of the former Rossington Colliery began last year when Doncaster based company RecyCoal began the reclamation and restoration of the site. The then Mayor of Doncaster, Peter Davies, helped to lay the first foundations on site with Tom Allchurch, Cbhief Exec of RecyCoal.

A coal tip recycling company salvaging almost a million tons of coal at Rossington has moved its headquarters to Doncaster.

RecyCoal, which uses an environmentally beneficial process to clean up disused coal tips, has moved its in-house laboratory to the Shaw Lane Industrial Estate.

The company says the move should help it support two major reclamation and regeneration schemes in South Yorkshire.

The company has relocated its laboratory from Pinxton, Derbyshire, to the new site, to provide test analysis for process and quality control for its restoration scheme at the former Rossington Colliery site.

RecyCoal technical manager Peter Lawson said: “We wanted a centralised laboratory which would provide good road links to our operations.

“It will also serve our future coal recovery plans, site investigations, and the restoration scheme at the Hesley Wood spoil heap in Chapeltown near Sheffield.

“We looked at a number of premises but as a Doncaster-based company we liked the size and location of the unit at Shaw Lane.

“It gives us the facilities we need and is also local to our staff. It enables us to service the Rossington site very quickly.”

At Rossington, RecyCoal is cleaning up over 13 million tonnes of colliery spoil and has created 70 jobs.

The site will be recovering 950,000 tonnes of coal over four years for the generation of electricity.

The 112.5 hectare site is to be restored to provide public open spaces with a variety of natural habitats, as well as providing allotments and allowing other land to revert to agricultural use.

RecyCoal, which specialises in waste coal recovery and land remediation, will also use its Doncsater base to carry out testing and analysis concerning its ongoing program of site investigation in Poland and Australia.

The company has taken a 3,617 square foot unit on the estate at Shaw Lane, which is owned and managed by London and Cambridge Properties Ltd.