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Reduce food packaging

What is your product?

The Agrimac BP11 bin press.

How does it work?

The machine’s pressing plate produces a 3.5-tonne press force, giving an impressive compaction ration of up to 3:1 (depending on material) when compacting waste in a 1,100-litre wheelie bin.

Where would it ideally be used?

For compacting general waste, in particular fast food packaging. While the machine can be used to compress cardboard and plastics, one of our smaller waste balers may be a better option for that.

How is it different?

It has a powder-coated finish to ensure a long lifespan. Its base lifting plate ensures that the bin wheels are not damaged during compaction.

What benefits does it offer? 

Reduced frequency of emptying and/or fewer bins, which improves efficiency and delivers cost savings.

Where has it been used?

At a national burger chain, as well as Whitby’s Restaurant in Rotherham.

What is its life span?

Used under cover or indoors, the machine’s life cycle is approximately 10 years.

Cost?

The machine costs £2,750 + VAT plus delivery.

Any savings?

We calculate that a customer emptying 4 x 1,100-litre bins twice a week, at a cost of about £15 per bin emptied, could expect annual savings of £3,000-£4,000 a year.

What about maintenance?

Other than checking the oil level, no regular maintenance is required. Agritel recommends an electrical check once a year.

Any future applications?

We continue to add new waste reduction equipment for an ever-increasing range of waste streams.

How many have you sold and where?

Many have been sold to national fast food chains, hotels, care homes, campsites and other retail food outlets.

For details visit: www.agritel.co.uk

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