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Hire firm expands fleetSubscription

Municipal vehicle hire specialist Collett Transport Services has invested more than £2.3m in the past 12 months expanding and refreshing its fleet.

Touchscreen controlSubscription

Presona LP Series balers will feature the latest touchscreen control technology.

Sweepers warned on loadSubscription

Following successful trials, the London Borough of Havering has installed the VOPS2 overload warning system from Vehicle Weighing Solutions to three of its Scarab Minor sweepers and plans to fit the system to its larger sweepers when they are replaced.

Remanufactured bodySubscription

Ahern Waste Management operates a fleet of 50 trade waste collection vehicles catering for companies in south Essex and east London.

City skip loader under trialSubscription

As part of an initiative to improve safety for vulnerable road users, Dennis Eagle has launched an urban skip loader vehicle aimed at the construction market.

Approval for IT standardSubscription

The Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool, the global rating system which establishes the environmental credentials of products for consumers, has approved European Recycling Platform’s (ERP) recycling standard for the end-of-life management of IT and display equipment.

Terex finlay 683 supertrak

Split screener converts waste on-siteSubscription

Friel Construction is taking sustainability to another level with the delivery of a Terex Finlay 683 Supertrak, a compact and aggressive three-way split mobile screen, which is suitable for a range of applications in the construction, recycling and quarrying sectors.

Volvo L120H

Split spec load shovelsSubscription

Stobart Biomass Products has ordered 18 Volvo L120H loading shovels for six locations across Britain during the next 12 months.

Printed circuit boards

Attracted to weakly magnetic PCBsSubscription

Bunting Magnetics has developed a magnetic separator for the recovery of printed circuit boards (PCBs), which contain gold, palladium, silver, copper and hazardous materials.

Bell equipment

Workshop investmentSubscription

Bell Equipment UK has made a major investment in its workshop capability with the opening of a new service and maintenance centre.

RapTor interior

Bacteria digest difficult wasteSubscription

What is your product?

Spelthorne collections

Cost savings and happy customersSubscription

Identifying more efficient vehicle collection routes is important for municipal and commercial operators.

Full automation ‘is vital’Subscription

Stadler Engineering, technology partner at this year’s RWM, used the show to argue that fully automated MRFs are a feasible goal for the not too distant future.

Plant protected from fireSubscription

Stourbridge-based Argus Fire has secured a £1m contract to protect an energy-from-waste plant from fire.

Grit from more materialsSubscription

Commercial waste firm Ribbex UK has invested in one of CD Enviro’s G:MAX screening and grit recovery equipment so it can handle a more diverse range of waste streams and double capacity by 2017.

Assess dust and fumesSubscription

Dust and fume extraction specialist Impact Technical Services (ITS) is offering free workplace assessments in support of a new campaign by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

Specialised groundworksSubscription

A Derbyshire recycling company is investing £4m to upgrade its depot in Chesterfield with support from environmental, engineering and planning specialist Caulmert.

Second supply award winSubscription

During the recent Global Cem-Fuels congress in Prague, N+P received the Global Alternative Fuels Supplying Company award for the second year in a row.

Groups merge in WarwickSubscription

Terberg Environmental, a wholly owned subsidiary of Terberg Group based in Ijsselstein, Netherlands, has merged with Ros Roca Environment, a Spanish group based in Lleida.

Isuzu Forwards 7

Trucks offer extra payloadSubscription

With a payload advantage of up to 700kg in comparison with other vehicles in its refrigerated fleet, five Isuzu Forwards 7.5 tonners have gone into service at Skelmersdale-based food service company Hannah Foods’ national distribution operations.

Disposable cup collection

Disposable cup collectionSubscription

A rubbish bag specially designed for water or coffee vending machines to promote disposable cup recycling has been patented by Spanish businessman Gonzalo Bayona.

Bigbelly smart stations

Smart bins in the citySubscription

Waste collection in Leeds has just got smarter following the arrival of 17 Bigbelly smart stations throughout the city, including the railway station and the First Direct Arena.

DAF LF55.220

Quality used RCV boughtSubscription

Surrey-based Facilities Contract Solutions (FCS) has recently purchased its first refuse collection vehicle so it can offer recycling and waste collection, cleaning and property management services.


Equipment displays at Scotplant show Subscription

Regular ScotPlant exhibitor Blue Machinery Scotland will be attending the Royal Highland Centre show on 22-23 April.

Evolving engineering

Reap the rewards from safetySubscription

It’s no surprise that criteria such as throughputs, uptime and capacity are high on the agenda when procuring a new shredder. But where does this leave safety?

Liebherr machine

Wheeled loader uses 25% less fuel with engine managementSubscription

Willshee’s of Burton on Trent has taken delivery of its fifth Liebherr machine to further increase waste handling capacity at its MRF.

Shredder baler combination system

Don’t be swayed by the hypeSubscription

In a world of ever-evolving innovation, is it enough for a waste baler to simply be a waste baler – or should it have added functionality?


New RCV fleet is easy to manoeuvreSubscription

Lichfield & Tamworth Joint Waste Service is taking delivery of a replacement fleet of 22 vehicles that will start collecting recycling and waste from 76,000 homes across Lichfield and Tamworth.

Liston Group Variolock fully automatic Quickcoupler system

Quickcoupler proves best for demolitionSubscription

After an eye-opening trip to the factory where they are manufactured, Liston Group has decided to invest in Lehnhoff’s Variolock fully automatic Quickcoupler system.

Amey RCVs

Safety system is specifiedSubscription

Cyclear caution worker boards and reversing radar from vehicle safety technology company Innovative Safety Systems (ISS) are being installed on waste and recycling vehicles belonging to public service provider Amey.

Sentinel systems’ auto braking radar system

Hazards detected at rearSubscription

Sentinel Systems’ auto-braking radar system (above) helps commercial vehicles to reverse safely without presenting a threat to surrounding pedestrians, cyclists or other vehicles, whilst protecting the vehicle itself from damage.

Euro VI Mercedes- Benz Econic refuse collection vehicles (RCVs)

Econic trucks outperform Subscription

The first Euro VI Mercedes- Benz Econic refuse collection vehicles (RCVs) to join the London Borough of Redbridge fleet are outperforming expectations in terms of reliability and fuel-efficiency.

7 series forklift range

Large capacity forkliftsSubscription

Northampton-based Doosan Industrial Vehicle has released the latest additions to its 7-Series forklift range: diesel trucks of 18-tonne and 25-tonne capacity.

Gas module is UK firstSubscription

Hexagon Composites’ wholly owned subsidiary Hexagon Lincoln has received an order for its Smartstore modules for the distribution of bio-methane.

London fleet wins goldSubscription

Veolia’s fleet operations in the capital have been accredited with a gold certificate under Transport for London’s Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme.

Sweepings ready for reuseSubscription

Road sweepings and construction & demolition materials are widely acknowledged to be difficult to process, especially in the water treatment systems associated with such plants.

Optimise collection routesSubscription

AMCS, the resource management software and on-vehicle technology supplier, has been selected by Spelthorne Borough Council to undertake a route optimisation project across all the borough’s kerbside collection services.

Kerbside waste processedSubscription

Equipment manufacturer Whitham Mills has been appointed by Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council to provide waste processing machinery at a purpose-built MRF in Ebbw Vale.

Two Saxlund chain conveyors

Move in the right direction Subscription

Some of the engineering challenges to consider when optimising bulk materials handling solutions

High-viz range for womenSubscription

Arco has introduced a range of high-visibility clothing for women after research indicated that a number of female construction workers find it difficult to source protective clothing that fitted properly.

New depot on anniversarySubscription

Worsley Plant has opened a new southern depot in Witham, Essex.

Green cellulose aerogels

Gels from waste paper help to recover spilt oilSubscription

Scientists have converted paper waste into green cellulose aerogels that are non-toxic, ultra-light, flexible, strong and water repellent.

Organic content reducedSubscription

Advetec has launched an enhanced version of its high-temperature aerobic digestion process to reduce organic content in difficult-to-handle mixed solid waste and trommel fines from municipal black bag collections by as much as 70%.

Veolia takes first robotsSubscription

Veolia is taking delivery of a Zen- Robotics Recycler (ZRR) sorting system, the first of its kind in France.

Machines on show at IFATSubscription

JCB will be showcasing machines from its specialist waste and recycling, rehandling and Fastrac Kommunal utility ranges at IFAT in Munich on 30 May-3 June.

HemiPleat carbon dust collector filter

Resisting fire and staticSubscription

The HemiPleat carbon dust collector filter from Camfil Air Pollution Control is the first to combine flameretardant and conductive properties in a single filter.

Powerscreen PT 400 jaw crushers

Hire business starts upSubscription

Advanced Material Processing (AMP) is a new business launched in Scotland by Kieran O’Kane, formerly of Blue Machinery Scotland.

Presona LP series balers

Revised logistics operationSubscription

Coop’s newest distribution centre in Schafisheim, Switzerland, will come online later this month and is using four Presona LP series balers (above) to process daily deliveries of recycled materials from its reverse logistics operation.

Volvo Super Long Boom Version

Loader linkage is extendedSubscription

Suez UK has taken delivery of three Volvo L110H loading shovels, one of which is a Super Long Boom version (above) that has been deployed at the company’s North Tyneside Transfer Station.

Mercedes Benz truck

Trucks added following extra businessSubscription

Countrystyle Recycling has added the latest Mercedes- Benz trucks to a fleet that has virtually tripled in size in three years.