Plant & Machinery
Newtownabbey Borough Council in Northern Ireland has increased its recycling levels by 30% in a trial involving 4,000 households.
One of the UK’s largest unitary authorities, Wiltshire Council, has replaced some of its existing recycling vehicles with remanufactured vehicles from Refuse Vehicle Solutions (RVS).
The UK’s first modified Komatsu WA380-7 wheel loader, giving it a super-high lift specification, is performing well at a recycling facility in Wales.
Liebherr Great Britain is to supply Coleman & Company, one of the largest demolition businesses in the UK, with six large demolition specification excavators.
Donoghue Waste Management based in the south of England, has found savings in using the Rubblemaster RM60 crusher.
Hydraulic asphalt engineering firm Walo UK has started lining the 11th cell at Westmill landfill site in Hertfordshire using dense asphaltic concrete (DAC).
Birmingham City Council has started to roll out a fleet of high-tech vehicles that will enable it to charge its commercial waste customers by weight.
The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association has launched the eighth edition of its Code of Practice for the Safe Use of Lifting Equipment, and an updated version of its companion publication, the User’s Pocket Guide to Lifting Equipment.
Caterpillar has released a waste handling grapple, the G315B WH, designed for hydraulic excavators with operating weights of 15-22 tonnes.
“The machine has enabled us to maximise our stock production by making more products from each block of foam, and we do not have to transport our waste across the UK for reprocessing”