A 20-year joint venture between Sita and Derbyshire County Council features Finning equipment and, for the first time, both Cat and Komptech machines have been included in the same package.
The operation, which opened in May, aims to process 40,000 tonnes of green waste in its first year, saving the council £3.2m in disposal costs.
Green waste previously sent to landfill is now turned into a compost product using a Komptech Crambo 5200 shredder, Komptech Cribus 3800 drum screen and three Cat 938K waste handlers.
Dean Turner, account manager for Finning Caterpillar, said: “With the Arkwright site being a new build, there was the opportunity for Finning to spec from day one of the consultancy. We were able to identify the equipment needs from both a Caterpillar and Komptech perspective.
“A good example of this is the combination of machines selected to work at the front end of the composting process, where the green waste is shredded. The Cat 938K high tip bucket enabled all waste materials to be processed through the Crambo shredding chamber.”
As the plant is an enclosed facility, minimal machine pollutants were essential to maintaining a safe working environment.