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Merthyr MRF is finishedSubscription

Specialist recycling engineer Middleton Engineering has completed a MRF for Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council in support of a new kerbside recycling strategy.

Software finds heavy binsSubscription

Leeds-based commercial waste management operator Forge Recycling is now able to charge customers for the excess weight collected using a software package and dynamic bin-weighing system, which identifies heavy bins and potential missed revenue.

Robot’s AI picks up dealSubscription

ZenRobotics and Blue Group have signed a distribution agreement in the UK and Republic of Ireland for the ZenRobotics Recycler (ZRR), the world’s first robotic waste sorting system.

Separation before balingSubscription

Yorkshire-based Whitham Mills is to provide environmental services company Veolia with its 10th waste processing installation, this time at the company’s MRF in Armoury Road, Birmingham.

Specialist containersSubscription

Kent-based resource management specialist Countrystyle Recycling has been appointed by packaging company Smurfit Kappa to provide recycling services for around 30,000 tonnes a year of various waste streams from a new machine at the Townsend Hook site in Snodland, Kent.

Website extolls shreddingSubscription

Data disposal and secure shredding expert Shred Station has unveiled a new information sharing and brochure website, aimed at delivering business growth by generating brand awareness across the UK.

Solar cell recycling

Less toxic method of solar cell recyclingSubscription

Researchers at the Korea Electronics Technology Institute in association with the Korea Interfacial Science and Engineering Institute have developed a new way to recycle solar panels.

B&M Managing Director Neil Curtis

More jobs from £1m depot investmentSubscription

Waste management company B&M Waste Services is increasing its commitment to achieving zero waste to landfill through £1m investment at its Trafford Park depot.

CCM20RT delamination mill

Impact mill releases copperSubscription

Netherlands-based ARN is the first company to operate the CCM20RT delamination mill from swissRTec in its processing of auto shredder residue (ASR).

OneCall service

Vans race to emergenciesSubscription

Waste management company Biffa has launched its emergency waste removal service with a quartet of Mercedes-Benz vans.

Water treatment plant at PMG Services Bristol depot

Sludge cleaned away fasterSubscription

Gritbuster has installed a water treatment plant at PMG Services’ depot in Bristol, boosting the waste recycling capacity at the site by 25%, improving its environmental performance and delivering considerable additional savings and revenue each year.

McKenna Volvo EC220E crawler excavator

Excavator protected against debrisSubscription

A 22-tonne Volvo EC220E crawler excavator has been added to Biggin Hill-based McKenna Demolition’s fleet, maintaining a long tradition of operating both Samsung and Volvo excavators.

Recycling Technologies RT 700

Plastics process deals with contaminationSubscription

The use of plastics has increased significantly in recent years and the volume of plastic waste has grown proportionately.

Tomra Sorting Autosort Flake 2000

PET consistency for high profit Subscription

What is your product?

Tony Roper, Newlife operations manager (right in picture) with Paul Robinson, Hyster regional sales executive

Robust forklifts with flexible maintenance plan Subscription

Materials handling specialist Briggs Equipment is helping a UK charity to fund specialist equipment for disabled children with a leasing package for forklift trucks.

Moba and LFM binlift

Binlift uses smart diagnostics for lower maintenance costsSubscription

A new breed of binlift, designed for municipal and commercial waste vehicles, was launched at RWM through a strategic partnership between Moba and Logic Fleet Management (LFM).

Landia three pasteurisation systems 2000

Heat treating of organicsSubscription

Three pasteurisation systems made by Landia are helping Shropshire Energy to produce 2.5MW of renewable energy at its anaerobic digestion plant in Littleport, Cambridgeshire.

MRF 3D design 2000

Plant layout at a glance Subscription

When it comes to MRF efficiency, many owners have a pretty good idea of what equipment they want.

Vt651 Johnston 2000

Tough road sweeper usedSubscription

Kier has hired a VT651 Johnston Sweeper from Collett Transport Services to assist with the improvement and maintenance of highways in Lincolnshire.

OilQuick  automatic quick coupler system 2000

Attachments changed over fastSubscription

Northbank Demolition is speeding up production by using the OilQuick automatic quick coupler system from Warrington-based attachment specialist ECY Haulmark.

PET flakes get sortedSubscription

Because of falling prices for lowgrade PET on the Asian markets, BTB PET-Recycling in Germany wanted to develop new economic solutions and its strategy was to reduce waste volumes.

Monitor for food wasteSubscription

Services company Sodexo has successfully trialled the LeanPath food waste monitoring system in a two-month pilot.

Truck lead times avoidedSubscription

Grundon recently turned to the RediTruck service offered by Refuse Vehicle Solutions (RVS), instead of going direct to vehicle manufacturers, to purchase two refuse vehicles, citing the problem of manufacturers’ long lead times.

E3 tri generation 2000

Biomass waste unit is transportable on a truckSubscription

Germany-based Entrade has unveiled E3 tri-generation, the world’s smallest combined cooling, heat and power unit fuelled by local biomass waste.

Terex distributors addedSubscription

Terex Environmental Equipment’s Ecotec division has signed up two new distributors in the UK, Molson Green and Warwick Ward (Machinery).

Compact & Bale 2000

Baler used after reviewSubscription

With environmental accreditation becoming increasingly important, electronics services provider Chemigraphic undertook a waste management review with Compact & Bale to maximise the amount of material recycled and improve waste management.

Biomass fuel handlingSubscription

The Saxlund Group has received a second order from Denmarkbased Babcock & Wilcox Vølund for its biomass fuel handling system at the Templeborough biomass power plant in Sheffield.

Triple sorting of flakesSubscription

Tomra Sorting Recycling’s latest Autosort Flake features simultaneous triple-sorting capability.

Printer cartridge appSubscription

Lexmark has launched the Lexmark Cartridge Collection Programme (LCCP) app.

Kiverco plant 2000

Plant gets upgradeSubscription

London-based J O’Doherty Haulage, which provides waste services to the building and construction industry, has invested in a new plant by Kiverco.

SEab Energy 2000

EU funds on-site energySubscription

Southampton-based SEaB Energy has received EU funding that will help it to accelerate the adoption of its energy-from-waste technology across Europe and international markets.

Andigestion 2000

Safe for AndigestionSubscription

Andigestion, which operates food waste anaerobic digestion plants in Gloucestershire and Devon, has been awarded Safe Contractor accreditation.

O'donovan truck

O’Donovan hits award hat-trick Subscription

The recent Energy Savings Trust Fleet Hero Awards saw O’Donovan Waste Disposal named winner of the Commercial Vehicle Management Award for the third consecutive year.

Innovative safety systems 2000

Cyclist warning demoSubscription

The Cyclear vehicle safety product from Innovative Safety Systems (ISS) is now being used in Coventry, where it was designed and built by Coventry University graduate and ISS director Gavin Thoday.

Retro-style litter pickerSubscription

Campaign charity Keep Britain Tidy has partnered with litter picker manufacturer The Helping Hand Company to produce and sell an exclusive Keep Britain Tidy-branded litter picker, in retro yellow.

Haas tyron 2000 xl slow speed shredder 2000

Slow shredder appealsSubscription

County Tyrone-based CRS NI, which designs and manufactures MRFs, has purchased a Haas Tyron 2000XL slow-speed shredder from Trade Balers Recycling Machinery.

Forge waste & Recycling 2000

Waste truck makes debutSubscription

Leeds-based waste management company Forge Waste & Recycling has introduced what it says is a state-of-the-art truck.

UK container maintenance 2000

Tougher containers for recycling help to save money Subscription

Container repair and refurbishment company UK Container Maintenance (UKCM) has launched a campaign to emphasise the importance to the waste industry of strengthening containers.

Manual sorting 2000

We can do it in the mixSubscription

Controlling the quality of the input and output of a MRF is a crucial part of the recycling process

Tomra 2000

Taking out the middle manSubscription

Automation at MRFs can achieve significant efficiencies

Extra CPR trainingSubscription

B&M Waste Services has conducted CPR resuscitation training for its staff.

SMR product made locallySubscription

Toton Aggregates, a subsidiary of resource management and recycling company Wastecycle, has launched a structural materials for reinstatement (SMR) product.

Award for low noiseSubscription

Terberg Matec UK has received the John Connell Silent Approach Award, which recognises initiatives to reduce noise nuisance for the benefit of the community and improve the environment.

QCR Dorset sales manager Nigel Varney

Box baler used for carpetSubscription

Flooring superstore Carpet Barn approached QCR Recycling Equipment to find a solution for reducing the amount of carpet waste that was cluttering its yard.

Mercedes/Faun Refuse collection vehicles

Vehicle deal for six yearsSubscription

Lichfield District Council and Tamworth Borough Council’s Joint Waste Service (JWS) has selected Specialist Fleet Services (SFS) as vehicle provider for the shared waste and recycling service to homes across Lichfield, Burntwood, Tamworth and surrounding areas.

Brigade Electronics’ radar obstacle detection system

Radar warns driversSubscription

Kent-based waste collection company Sheerness Recycling has fitted Brigade Electronics’ radar obstacle detection system to provide drivers with clear warnings of people or obstructions in the way of manoeuvring mobile plant.

Lehnhoff fully automatic quickcoupler systems

Komatsu buys LehnhoffSubscription

Komatsu is now the owner of Lehnhoff Hartstahl, subject to approvals of the merger control authorities.

Tablet computers and software

Companies are urged to start taking the tablets Subscription

The challenging markets experienced by the waste and recycling sector in recent years has meant that the need for operational efficiency and high-quality management data has never been more important.

Presona LP 80 VH1

Huge increase in tonnage using baler and bespoke conveyor Subscription

Gosport-based commercial recycler Paper Mountain has increased the number of bales it produces each day by 50% and cut the number of operatives needed to manage and supervise the baling process since installing an 80-tonne fully automatic Presona baler and bespoke conveyor system.

JCB’s 35D 4x4 Wastemaster Plus Teletruk

Teletruk finalist in safety awardsSubscription

JCB’s 35D 4x4 Wastemaster Plus Teletruk has been selected as a finalist in the Fork Lift Truck Association Awards for Excellence 2016 in the safety category.