Link Recycling Case Study


    Operations Direvtor Ben Donnelly commented:

    “The Block Wall solution has paid dividends for our business. Not only were the blocks quick to install reducing the downtime of our operation. We also made a cost saving of 20% against a traditional building block construction whilst delivering a heavier and more robust result.”

    Block Walls Carbon Footprint


    Each block saves 105kg of carbon due to using recycled material. This is equivalent to an average car journey of 262 miles

    Block Walls operate to ISO 9001 2008 quality standards and has won various prestigious environmental awards.

    Green Concrete Blocks

  • Our recycling unit is now protected with concrete lego blocks

    Building protection, safety first, value for money and a fast build time is why Link Recycling selected BlockWalls to supply their concrete lego blocks


    Link Recycling 2Link Recycling is a fully licensed waste transfer station based in Huyton, Merseyside. The business specialises in the recycling of PVCU window, plastics and commercial waste.

    The free PVCU window collection and recycling service is available across the UK. Once collected the material is sorted at the recycling plant.

    Processing hundreds of tonnes per annum the sorting unit required a low cost solution to house pre-sorted waste whilst protecting the fabricated walls of the building.

    Traditional breeze-block construction was expensive and time consuming.  Operations Director Ben Donnelly turned to BlockWalls for advice.


    The existing fabricated steel structure housing the PVCU waste stock and sortation equipment is in a fast moving industrial environment. Heavy plant equipment including loaders and small bulldozers are used to unload and compact waste.

    The risk was expensive damage to the property caused by collisions and thus there was a need to load up the plastic against a solid object. Building blocks would have broken up quickly and would have been an on going maintance problem. They also need time to lay and set causing disturbance and downtime.

    This daily movement and the sheer weight of stock caused structural hazards and risks when pushed against the walls of the main unit. Link Recycling required a robust bay structure to be built within the unit that could withstand the daily movement and pressure when moving the PVCU material.


    Virtabloc block were delivered and installed within a day saving approximately 5 days in build time and labour costs. Each block weighs 1162 kg therefore provided a robust and solid bay designed to take the constant impact and pressure exerted from heavy plant.

    From a health and safety perspective the Virtabloc wall has provided a solid and reliable solution, improving the working environment for Link Recycling staff. Site supervisor Adrian Bannon commented “The protection of visitors and site operatives is a business critical issue for any organisation. The blocks created clearly designated pathways and help keep the site organised, safe and tidy.”

    Secondly the construction and production methods of the Virtabloc solution support the values of the recycling industry. By definition Block Walls provide industry standard solutions using over 87% recycled material.   

    Link Recycling 1


Working in partnership with recycling businesses.

We come from the recycling and civil engineering sectors and have invested in the development of advanced concrete technology.

The Waste (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2012, which became effective in January 2015 means recycling depots must ensure proper segregation of waste streams prior to treatment or disposal.

Block Walls are the ideal solution for waste management operators who are seeking cost effective solutions to properly manage their storage obligations.


You send us a basic description or drawing of the area you need to construct and a description of the operation. We will do the rest.


1. Our design team will establish which specification will best fit your environment and calculate the number of blocks required to do the job

2. We quote, you order, we make

3. We deliver


Virtacloc, Design servicesWe offer a full design service from simply working out how many blocks you require for your project to full design including drawings and calculations.

Our full design service can include:

  • Planning applications
  • Structural engineering design and calculations
  • 2D and 3D CAD drawings and BIM models
  • Building regulation applications
  • Full project management services

CALL 0800 880 3135

Call today and tell us about your project. We can then design it and give you the quantities of blocks you require together with a quotation. We supply all the method and risk assessments and COSHH data sheets for installation. Opening hours from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday (except bank holidays).

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