Aylesford Newsprint will be on hand to discuss how paper collection and sorting methods can increase diversion with minimum impact on quality and will explain how its product development team is securing new end markets to help guarantee a long term outlet within a changing media market. Stand 920
Claiming to be Europe’s largest polythene recycler, bpi.recycled products will be on hand to discuss the types of material it can recycle and the range of products it creates, such as domestic waste sacks, its Green Sacks made from 100% recycled polythene from UK waste and battery bags. Stand 680
Cromwell Polythene will be showcasing its specialist recycling division, which has expanded the range of materials that it recovers. Known for its bags, the company is keen to talk to visitors about their packaging waste and plastic issues. It will be launching a new range of refuse sacks, bin liners and similar products, marketed under the ‘LOWCO2T’ banner at the show. Stand 1580
Smurfit Kappa Recyclingwill be on hand to discuss how it can meet councils’ paper and card recycling needs. To pre-book an appointment on the stand or a place on a tour of its mill in Nechells during the exhibition, contact Ian Halson on 07740 063893 or email email@example.com.Stand 686
MDJ Light Bros is one of the only companies in the UK to treat cathode ray tubes (CRT) – the screens in TVs and monitors - to exportable grade. The company processes all types of WEEE, scrap metal, End of Life Vehicles, rigid plastics and general commercial waste from its East Sussex, Kent and Northamptonshire sites and will be on hand to discuss this more with visitors at stand 880.
WEEE compliance scheme Recolight is launching a new free service to local authorities to enable them to collect waste energy saving light bulbs. To do this, it has developed two custom designed and patented containers. The Bulbstore Mini is for indoor use and the Bulbstore Maxifor external use. It will be on hand to discuss its free of charge collection and recycling service. Stand 1430
Sims Recycling Solutions has acquired the electronics recycling assets of Wincanton PLC, creating an unparalleled electronics recycling and WEEE logistics service for the UK. Find out more about its WEEE recycling, fridge recycling, data security, data destruction and ICT recycling services on stand 832
Blue Group will be showcasing its product range including the new DW 3060 Bio Power slow speed shredder from Doppstadt. As well as Doppstadt’s complete range of shredders and screens, Blue’s product range includes bespoke waste systems, Marathon balers, Powerscreen crushers and screens, Pellenc optical sorting technology, Nihot air separation, General Kinematics vibratory feeders, Telestack conveyors and Backhus compost turners. Stand OA 164
Brendan power-washerswill be exhibiting its new hot water, high pressure bowser washers as well as models from its established range of cold waste high pressure bowser washers. OA 190
Edge will be exhibiting the new Edge Slayer twin-shaft slow-speed shredder which claims reduced noise and fuel consumption compared with its rivals, with lower operational, maintenance and ownership costs. OA202
Firstgrade Recycling Systems will officially launch of its Force 8air separator on the opening day of RWM. Designed and built in the UK, it has been developed to separate recycled materials according to their aerodynamic drag. It can be used for aggregate, wood, metals, plastic and compost and incorporates a vibrating screen to remove fines and oversize before the air separation. Stand OA194
Geesink Norba will be showing off two special products at the show – including the combi-split and a multi-chambered vehicle for food waste. Both vehicles on show will be fitted with Geesink Norba’s new Eurovim Plus telemetrics system, available across their full range of products. Stand OA250
Refuse body manufacturer Heil will be showing its latest TwinTrak, Solar Hybrid VIP, ECO-PTO and more at stand OA176
Iona Waste systems will be launching its new track mounted Airtrac 3200S which incorporates the very latest technology for separating light weight products from the heavier waste products, reducing landfill costs and creating saleable end products. Find out more on stand OA123
L & K Recycling will be exhibiting the Shark EP5500 shredder, suitable for green and wood waste shredding. OA 188
Liebherr-Great Britain will be showing three specialist materials handling machines from its comprehensive range of equipment, designed and factory built for municipal and commercial waste management, transfer stations, recycling operations and secondary metals handling: the A 904 C Litronic Industrial Rehandler; the L 5382plus1 PK-HL Waste Handler and the R 317 Litronic Industrial Rehandler, which will be making its show debut. Stand OA195
Terexwill be showing the solid and reliable Atlas 350MH (formerly the Terex TM350) as well as a new Atlas waste spec wheeled excavator, 140W, complete with hydraulically raised cab. The brand new Terex Wheel Loader TL310, will also be on show with load sensing, high performance hydraulics for efficient control. Visitors can inspect the products and sit in the cabs at stand OA152.
Whale Tankers of Solihull is exhibiting its highly specialised KaiserWhale dirty water recycler at this year’s show. Visitors can also find out about the infrastructure Whale Tankers has in place to support its equipment over the product life cycle and the company will also be unveiling details of its newly-created Whale Training Academy, delivering training packages for waste and cleaning jetting, operating in confined spaces and traffic management. Stand OA104
JMC Recycling Systems will be showcasing its brand new granulator, the Matrix 380ZT.The patented, compact granulator can process heavy copper cable at the same time as household and fine wires at rates of 1000 – 1200kg/h. See it in action on stand 1450
Summit Recycling Machinerywill be presenting sorting, washing and recycling equipment from the highly acclaimed Bezner. Also on display will be granulators and shredders from its range of Zerma size reduction equipment. New de-dusting technology will also be on display. Boomerang Plastics, a new part of the group, will be illustrating the extra value customers can derive from local separation, granulation, washing, and recycling of waste plastics materials totally within the UK. See stands1070 and 1080.
Shredding and baling
Baling wire specialist Caparo Wire will be launching Quicklink bale ties for safely securing materials such as cotton, synthetic fibres, textiles, tyres, plastics and heavy duty cardboard. Stand 1186
Shredder blade specialist Gridermax will be showing its German-made blades on stand 1822
Shredders and baler manufacturer HSM will have an exciting line up of machines on show that have been launched this year that include energy and cost saving innovations. These include the semi automatic AK4014 baler, the V-Press 860L vertical baler and the P36, P40 and P44 large departmental office shredders. Stand 786.
Following its appointment as sole agent in UK and Ireland, Jarshire will be featuring the Strautmann Umwelttechnik GmbH range of products on its stand alongside the IPS baler range. Strautmann manufactures balers and specialised equipment for the easy and safe processing of waste and recyclables. Multi-chamber presses and specialist compactors will be on display for handlings materials such as PET, HDPE, aluminium and steel cans and polystyrene. Stand 1526
Lyndex Recycling Systems will be showing its new waste and paper baling machines as well as the fruits of a new relationship with AMNI Maschinenbau GmbH of Menden, Germany, specializing in electronic scrap recycling, size reduction of tyres, fridges and general waste and granulation. Stand 1320
Meltog’s new Bio Series shredders and newly introduced Hard Disk Security shredder will make their debut at RWM. The machines have been developed specifically for the anaerobic digestion and security shredding markets respectively, with the Hard Disk Shredder believed to be the first multi-stage shredding system of its kind, capable of producing a shred size approaching a level five at a single pass. Stand 1084
Specialist shredding and baling equipment supplier Riverside Waste Machinery will once again join forces with Austrian shredding machinery manufacturer Untha. Visitors can see the new look Untha RS series – when the revamped shredder is unveiled for the first time in the UK at the show – and discuss ways to boost business using waste processing technology. Stand 1186
Sorting and separation
Element3/Innov-X UK will present the new family of handheld XRF analyzers –– the DELTA line. There will be several units on the stand for visitors to try them out for themselves. Stand 1762
Eriez will be launching three new systems for non ferrous and ferrous metal recovery at this year’s show. This includes the RevX-E Eddy Current Separator which is the first Eddy Current Separator from Eriez to have an eccentric magnetic rotor to allow a single point of separation, which is different to the usual concentric design. This is suited for purifying cullet and plastics, and recovered valuable metal from secondary metals and incineration ash, especially the separation of small particles. Stand 1410
Niton UK will be unveiling the brand new Niton XL2 GOLDD handheld XRF analyser to the UK market for the first time. This is the latest model in the Thermo Scientific Niton XRF analyser range. It provides an ideal solution for enhanced sorting of metal alloys in the scrap and recycling sector. Show promotions will include special introductory prices, a free bottle of champagne with every purchase and a generous trade-in offer for owners of existing Niton models as well as a free mousemat featuring a periodic table for every visitor. Stand 1582
S+S will be demonstrating its ability to supply fully integrated systems for sorting recycled materials by colour and type using a variety of sensor technologies. The centrepiece will be a Spektrum colour sorting system with a fully integrated hopper loading system. Stand 1584
Sensor-based sorting manufacturer TiTech will be using an interactive system called the Apps Desk to show visitors its range of sorting solutions, including footage from genuine installations. This has a touchscreen equipped with interactive technology that allows visitors to view different materials streams and the many sorting solutions available from the company in a virtual MRF. Stand 1030.
New to Contenur UK’s stand will be its 3200 plastic side-loading container. It will also be showing a range of recycling wheeled bins, clinical containers, recycling banks and its 600 litre UN-approved battery box. Stand 520
Plastic pallet box manufacturer Dolav will be showing visitors its range of pallet boxes. While customers could previously buy Dolav products through distributors only, customers in UK, Ireland, Benelux, France, Germany and Israel can now buy direct from Dolav in these countries from substantial local stock holding. Stand 860.
Mattiussi UK will be showcasing containers for the collection of organic waste, from kitchen caddies to its home composting units, which allow householders to deal with waste in their own gardens. Stand 424
Straight returns to RWM to showcase its range of waste and recycling products including food waste containers, steel-bins, battery tubes, kerbside boxes, inner caddies, workplace recycling systems, composters and water butts. It will also be showing its new UK produced two-wheeled bins, further to the acquisition of Helesi UK’s operation. Stand 750
Weir & Carmichael will be showing a range of containers, with new products including its range of specialised two and four wheel bins which can be modified to suit application and its range of specialist protective coverings designed for retail outlets to help minimise both packaging and its associated costs, as well as damage to goods during transportation. Stand 974
Avery Weigh-Tronix will be showcasing recent Weighbridge system developments and its new forklift truck scale for the first time. Stand 1310.
Camfil Farr Air Pollution Control will be showcasing the Gold Series dust collection units it manufactures and its new HemiPleat NoOval, oval to round replacement filter. This is designed to solve problems such as a short filter life. Stand 1770
Donaldson Filtrationwill be showcasing its range of Donaldson Torit units which use new PowerCore dust collection technology. It claims these units are up to 70% smaller than conventional dust collectors and can lead to substantial reductions in operating costs. Stand 1086
IML labels and systems will be showing a range of water, tear, abrasion and UV resistant labels and tags, thermal printable rip-proof signage, a new range of biodegradable labels and will be offering special show offers on printer/software packages. Find out more on stand 2072
Jansen Betonwaren BV will use RWM to launch its Legioblock heavy weight concrete building blocks to the UK market. These use an interlocking principle similar to Lego, meaning they are easily stacked and placed without the need for any fixing material, allowing for easy and rapid construction, expansion and modification. Legioblocks are delivered directly from stock and can be built straight off the lorry as long as there is a level and stable foundation. They can be used to create storage areas, retaining walls, partition walls and industrial workspaces. See the blocks and find out more at stand 454.
Waste and recycling specialist The Prismm Group, which includes compliance schemes Complypak and WEEEComply, will be celebrating its 10th birthday at this year’s RWM with champagne and cake. Join the celebrations on stand 640
Trading platform scrap-ex will be demonstrating the technology that it was shortlisted for in the National Recycling Awards this year. There are now over 200 trading members signed up to trade on the scrap-ex platform, who can trade anonymously and in real-time. It now offers dedicated markets that are either ex-works location specific or delivered across the UK. Stand 1946
Shawcity will be showing its new GasClam In-Borehole Gas Monitor which produces landfill gas data collected automatically over days weeks or months and other landfill gas monitors. Stand 1776
Siltbuster Limited, a specialist in mobile solids/liquid separation will showcase its groundbreaking ‘Gritbuster’ modular waste processing plant for the treatment and recycling of road sweeper and gully waste. Innovations in water and effluent treatment for food and drinks producers will also be highlighted along with Siltbuster’s award-winning RCW concrete washwater treatment system for the construction sector. Stand 1754
Waste management business Sterecycle willbe on hand to discuss the patented technologies it uses to recycle and recover 70% of the typical household waste stream. Its full scale autoclaving plant in Yorkshire can process 100,000 tonnes per annum of waste and its business model is to build, own and operate waste recycling plants, processing residual waste as a substitute for landfill. Stand 1962
Onboard weighing specialists Vehicle Weighing Solutions will be showing examples of its latest systems. Specifically built for refuse collection vehicles, the new M350S onboard weight indicator helps drivers and operators optimise payload while pinpointing profits. Stand 100
Waste Insure will be offering its enhanced insurance packages which it claims offer clients a greater level of cover while reducing cost of their Insurance spend. A 19th hole putting green will feature on the stand and visitors are invited for a game and a beverage. Stand 1600
Organic waste solutions
The ICC Group, which operates composting plants in North America and the UK, believes gasification is a more robust treatment system for organic waste than anaerobic digestion. It uses a fixed bed updraft gasification unit and has an additional process that uses the syngas to produce biodiesel and aircraft fuels (kerosene). Stand 2024
KMH Systems will be showcasing VMPress Technologies systems, new to the UK and Ireland. These offer customised waste and energy solutions to help reduce municipal solid waste and food waste. Its waste pressurising machines are designed to be able to more accurately separate the organic and non-organic fractions from municipal solid waste or organic waste streams, so that the materials can be used for anaerobic digestion or RDF respectively. Find out more on stands 730 and 845
Visitors can learn more about the range of solutions available for handling food waste at PDM’s stand. “Food waste is an important resource, for many different sectors, so it’s criminal that landfill continues to be the primary disposal route. With pet food ingredients, renewable energy and biodiesel all key end markets, it’s important that we exploit the food waste we have,” says PDM commercial director Philip Simpson. Stand 960
Optrak Distribution Softwarewill be showcasing the latest version of its vehicle routing and tracking system for the waste and recycling industry and will have two new best practice case studies available. Stand 1836
After years of planning and development, P&L software has launched the latest version of its waste management software: IWS6. This is faster and easier to use than its predecessors and packed with new features to make businesses more efficient, productive and profitable. See live demonstrations on stand 1130
My Yard will be showcasing its Software as a Service (SaaS) product, a job management solution suitable for all skip hire, materials recycling facilities, transfer stations, material traders and landfills. If your customers need reports about the recyclables recovered from their waste, find out more about a new product being launched at the show on stand 846
Ainscough Vanguard will be exhibiting specialist equipment including the MC 285 Maeda spider crane, one of many diesel/electric tight access ‘mini cranes’ that the company operates. A business card draw will also be held for the chance to win a luxury champagne and chocolate hamper. Find out more on stand 778
This year waste & recycling collection equipment supplier Terberg Matec UK moves inside to present something different but still related to its range of bin lifts, dynamic weighing systems, RF identification systems and specialist recycling collection vehicles. The Terberg Matec team of weighing, data and telematics experts will be on-hand to answer questions and give live demonstrations of the muniTRACK fleet data system, muniROUND round management tool and muniDATA analysis software. Stand 1334
Consulting with confidence
It is important that any consultation is conducted properly, with all sectors of the community given the opportunity to have their say and get involved. We have a wide variety of communication channels to choose from – printed leaflets, public exhibitions or Facebook to name a few – that can be used for different types and ages of people. Identifying who to engage with in any process is key.
In the current climate objectors to waste facility planning applications have become extremely savvy, creating an online presence overnight often with a huge number of supporters within the local community. What’s the best way of communicating with objectors and ensuring that the local media publish a balanced view of any situation?
Providing up-to-date information on the reality of the situation is essential. Throughout the internet you can find any amount of information on subjects that may or may not be truthful, but if you repeat a lie long enough it, it eventually becomes accepted as the truth. Objectors may often use this mis-information within their campaign to get more local supporters on-board and to try and derail the process. So preparing answers to potential questions that may arise (usually disruption of traffic, health issues and air quality) should be part of the initial planning of the consultation.
It’s also important to appreciate the way in which the media works. They are there to report the facts – but are not obliged to cover all the arguments for or against in every article. So it’s important to brief local press early in the process. Make them aware of why the facility is needed, the options being considered, the various pros and cons. Maybe organise for them to visit similar plants or make independent experts available to them for interview. This way they are able to report from a position of knowledge – we forget that to the uninitiated this is a complex and often confusing industry so help journalists to help you.
If an incorrect claim is made by a protest group, try and respond quickly on-line or in the press. This means having a small team of spokespeople, all briefed to deliver the same messages.
Jane Rayner and Michael Bennett will be discussing more of the issues surrounding consultation and managing the media at Consulting with Confidence on 16 September, 11am, Local Authority seminar theatre. See www.rwmexhibition.com for a full list of all the seminar sessions at the exhibition