Western Sand & Gravel mines aggregates along the Platte River near Ashland, Louisville and Fremont. Concrete aggregate makes up 70 percent of the mines’ product. Additional products are available ranging from coarse gravel material used in landscape decoration to fine-grained sands used for golf course greens and athletic field construction. Everything mined and produced at Western Sand & Gravel is non-polluting and recyclable. Plant machinery and large dredges are electrically operated and produce no hazardous waste. Former mining sites, originally Nebraska pastures and farmland, have undergone reclamation and transformed into recreational lake developments.