Who we are, what we do and how we do it
As farmers ourselves, we have a natural affinity for the land and are concerned for its wellbeing. We encourage our customers to take a similar interest which helps immensely when we carry out operations on clients’ land. Every field we treat with product is done in such a way that the farmer can maximise the nutritional benefits from the Biosolids and we can minimise the footprint we make.
The Dampney family have farmed for countless generations but have always moved with the times. Parley Court Farm has metamorphosed over the last 50 years from a typical mixed family farm that comprised, arable, cows, chickens, and vegetables to the current set up of Golf and Equestrian Centres together with offices, industrial units, a solar farm and a recycling facility. Over the last 30 years we have developed the contracting business into a very specialised recycling operation that pays very close attention to detail and customer satisfaction. We are experts in the recycling of Biosolids for the water industry and have the machinery and technical back up to ensure a first rate job every time.
As farmers ourselves, we have a natural affinity for the land and are concerned for its wellbeing. We encourage our customers to take a similar interest which helps immensely when we carry out operations on clients’ land.
We take pride in treating all our customers the same and giving each of them a first class service. Every field we treat with product is done in such a way that the farmer can maximise the nutritional benefits from the Biosolids and we can minimise the footprint we make.
The long term benefits from the Biosolids helps to produce a stable soil environment for roots and plants to flourish.
Dampneys DAE currently recycles some 240,000 tonnes per annum of Biosolids for Wessex Water GENeco covering the counties of Dorset, Wiltshire, Somerset, Avon and Gloucestershire. As well as 60,000 tonnes of composts in Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire.
Dampneys Ltd have been working in partnership with Wessex Water and Geneco for 27 years recycling Biosolids to land. The operation was first carried out using Tractor Tanker combinations then moved on to Umbilical systems before Wessex Water took the decision to switch production to a ‘dewatered’ product. Dampneys first hauled this product using Tractor Trailer units operated to VOSA standards to ensure compliance with haulage regulations. In 2005 Wessex Water changed the contract specifications and the operation was switched to lorry haulage using roll on and off containers.
Up until 2008 the recycling operation was based in Dorset and consisted of 40,000 tonnes of recycling per annum. The Biosolids are spread using Tractor trailed Bunning spreaders that have been modified over the years to produce an even spread which was difficult given the relatively low application rates that the Environmental Regulations permit.
In 2008 Dampneys were awarded the contract to recycle an extra 80,000 tonnes of Biosolids along the A303 corridor, from Amesbury down as far as Taunton and Minehead, this involved a major new investment in plant and equipment of approximately £1,000,000. 2 years later in January 2011 Dampneys were awarded the contract to recycle the Biosolids from Wessex Water / Geneco’s biggest plant, Avonmouth, totalling an extra 90,000 tonnes per year. This again involved a large investment in new lorries and the associated Stockpiling and spreading equipment. Dampneys now recycle a total 240,000 tonnes per annum for Wessex Water / Geneco.
Dampneys have always prided and judged themselves on the service we provide to our customers. We endeavour to keep everyone informed of the recycling process and to deliver timeliness in all their operations