June 18, 2010, Toronto – Dufferin Concrete, a division of Holcim Canada Inc. announced today that
its entire fleet of over 400 concrete ready-mix vehicles in Ontario has
been equipped with Enviroguard, a new and innovative self-contained
ready-mix truck chute wash-out system which effectively eliminates any
concrete chute wash water released into the environment.
With this announcement, Dufferin Concrete is the only ready-mix concrete
supplier in Ontario to have outfitted its entire fleet with this
innovative environmental solution. Enviroguard addresses an industry
wide environmental issue of disposing off chute wash water in a safe,
cost effective and eco-friendly manner.
"At Holcim Canada, we are committed to sustainable development,
responsible stewardship of the natural environment, and living up to our
social responsibility," said Nick Caccavella, Sr. Vice President,
Ontario and Western Canada at Holcim Canada. He further added,
"Equipping the entire fleet of Dufferin Concrete's ready-mix trucks, is
not only an example of our leadership in bringing innovative solutions
to our customers but also a testament of our commitment to leaving a
smaller environmental footprint."
Enviroguard works in a simple and effective manner where the ready-mix
truck driver simply hoses down the chute and the waste water collects in
a bucket, along with sand, aggregates and cementitious materials, which
is then recycled. The system provides an environmentally responsive and
economical solution for recycling materials and water that would
otherwise be dumped or wasted on a job site.
Dufferin Concrete started introducing the Enviroguard chute washout
system on its fleet a little over a year ago and the initiative was the
recipient of an Ontario Concrete Awards in 2009.