Livingston construction waste recycling specialist earns environmental accolade

Scott Brewster

LIVINGSTON-based Brewster Bros has been honoured at the Scottish Environment Business Awards for the firm’s work in recycling construction, excavation and demolition waste.

Working with the construction sector since 2018, Brewster Bros has saved over 500,000 tonnes of waste from landfill and created more than 400,000 tonnes of recycled products.

The company has helped customers save over £1.3 million on landfill tax and £800,000 on the aggregates levy after investing £3.8 million in one of the largest construction waste recycling plants in the UK.

Brewster Bros has now earned a VIBES ‘Oustanding Achievement Award’ from a shortlist of 12 finalists. MD Scott Brewster said, “All of us at Brewster Bros are delighted to receive a VIBES Outstanding Achievements Award and in the last few weeks we have further improved our environmental performance by switching our fleet of trucks and mobile plant machinery to HVO fuel, reducing their emissions by up to an incredible 90%.

“We are also in the process of installing EV charging points in our carpark, swapping our company cars and vans for electric equivalents and installing solar panels to power our recycling plant on 100% renewable energy.

“Brewster Bros stood out because of our commitment to creating sustainable products and services to help clean up how the construction industry manages their resources, and also for our dedication to improving our own business practices, ensuring that they are as kind to the environment as possible.”