Are stolen grates pouring your budgets down the
Thieves steal Stourport iron grates worth
Worcestershire County Council is asking residents to be vigilant
as this type of dangerous incident is once again on the increase at
a time when metal prices are on the rise. Source:
Kidderminster Shuttle, May 2011
Gully grate thefts costing Trafford Council
Since September more than 200 grid covers have been stolen from
locations across Trafford,which has cost Trafford Council £40,000
Source: Messenger, Feb 2011
21 metal drainage grates stolen in Selby
Uncovered drains present a hazard that potentially affects adults
and children getting around their neighbourhoods by bike, on foot
and by car.
Source: Selby & Tadcaster Press, Aug
The 'grate' Colne scrap metal theft hunt
An investigation has been ordered into a number of thefts of grid
covers, after reports that one woman suffered an ankle injury after
fallling into a hole left by a missing grate.
Source: Burnley Citizen, Nov 2010
As the above news stories show, the number of thefts of scrap
metal continues to cause problems for councils across the UK,
causing tens of thousand of pounds in replacement and installation
It may take several weeks for missing grates to be replaced,
during which the exposed drainage can pose a danger to pedestrians,
cyclists and drivers. And of course any newly installed metal
grates are at just as much risk of being stolen by the same
That's where Envirograte can help
Reduced risk of theft
Envirograte is a made from a unique 100% composite recycled
material that has no resale value, so there is no danger of theft.
The grate can be sealed in with silicon sealant to further prevent
theft or vandalism if required. Fewer thefts mean lower costs for
you and less risk for pedestrians and drivers on your roads.
Envirograte is made from a composite material which is
considerably lighter than traditional concrete or metal materials.
The weight falls within the limit for one-man handling.
The gratings are designed to take the weight of heavy goods
vehicles and are suitable for use on all roads including those
subject to heavy traffic.
Easy to Install
Envirograte is available in a range of sizes - and unlike metal
grates there's no need to get an exact match for the manhole
opening. Envirograte can be quickly and easily cut to size so it
can be taken to site and fitted on location, with no need to
replace existing frames. PDS can even manufacture bespoke units to
your exact specification. Installation Instructions
It takes less than ten minutes to install Envirograte. Find out
this has helped to reduce the carbon footprint of not only PDS but
also the producer of the waste plastic, transport companies and you
the final user of Envirochambers.