Plant and equipment

Less is more

Nick Ball, managing director of waste extraction and separation specialist Impact Air Systems, gives the lowdown on a study carried out on the new loss on ignition testing and regulations


How was 2016 for you?

Thanks to the EU referendum in June affecting exchange rates, and the US presidential election, there is disquiet in the UK business sector. How has this impacted businesses in the waste management industry? RWW speaks to three product suppliers to find out their take on the past 12 months



Collective thoughts

Where there’s trash, there’s cash…at least, that is, if you have the right fleet of refuse collection vehicles. Steed Webzell reports on what’s available


Life-savers

The waste sector is one of the most dangerous to work in, while a disproportionate number of its vehicles have been involved in cyclist fatalities. Thankfully, innovative technologies are improving safety for everyone. RWW reports on some of the best


Still going after all these years

Cardiff Council’s Lamby Way Depot is a poster boy for ultra-efficient MRFs and co-mingled waste collection. Geraldine Faulkner visits the site, which is supplied by machinery giant Bollegraaf Recycling Solutions


What's next for metals recycling?

The metals market hasn’t had it easy in recent times, but is it possible to be profitable in the face of continually difficult trading conditions? Marcus Brew, managing director of UNTHA UK, talks quality, quantity and sophistication


Close encounters of the waste kind

From an underground waste disposal system to various worker and pedestrian safety devices, a fleet fuel saving system and even a hydrogen-assisted road sweeper, RWM 2016 certainly did not disappoint when it came to new product unveilings. RWW reports


Blades of glory

Shredding, be it for paper, biowaste, industrial waste or e-waste applications, demands a considered thought process when it comes to technology selection, as Steed Webzell discovers


On cloud nine

Whether it’s cloud-based apps making workers in the field more efficient on the move and their employers up to date with regulations, or computerised management systems making plants safer, software is bringing waste companies into the 21st century. RWW reports


Left to their own Devizes

Me & My

Wiltshire-based Grist Environmental is perhaps more glamorous than many of its peers, providing services to the events industry including pop concerts (not to mention steam fairs – phwoar!) alongside the usual meat and potatoes of waste processing. Geraldine Faulkner reports



Community composting

KPS Composting Services uses Doppstadt trommel screeners in East Sussex to keep its clients – not to mention its neighbours – happy. Geraldine Faulkner pays a visit to the green waste recycler, whose services span much more than its name might suggest


The White Stuff

C&I waste specialist Tom White Recycling is building a new MRF in Coventry – giving it a chance to add to the company’s beloved JCB fleet. RWW reports


A bale of a time

Steed Webzell compresses the pertinent facts concerning the latest baling machine installations at companies seeking greater impact, efficiency and environmental credentials – as well as additional revenue streams – from their cardboard recycling initiatives, taking in fashion retailers, an electricals distributor and caterers


Binning streak

From Keep Britain Tidy’s updated campaigns to tackle littering – a £1 billion problem in England alone – to fellow environmental charity Hubbub’s gamification and voting bins, the industry is striving to keep pace with behavioural and technological change, reports Geraldine Faulkner


Optimus prime

An impressive Terex Finlay J-1170AS jaw crusher is among the machines turning demolition and construction waste into aggregate and hard core at J O’Doherty Haulage in north London. Geraldine Faulkner visits the site and meets the team


Harder, better, faster, stronger?

In a world of constant technological advancements, what is driving industrial shredder innovations? That’s the question RWW put to Chris Oldfield, chairman of UNTHA UK, who uses examples of the shredder specialist’s machines to demonstrate how the sector is meeting clients’ needs


Smash and grab in Essex

Webster Grab Hire, a small reclamation yard dealing mainly with demolition and construction waste from building sites, is very pleased with its MB BF90 crushing bucket supplied by Worsley Plant. Geraldine Faulkner visits the materials recycler to find out why


Well handled

From excavators to wheeled loaders, shredders and balers, manufacturers such as JCB, Liebherr-GB, CASE, Doosan Bobcat, UNTHA and Riverside Waste Machinery are meeting the ever-changing needs of waste material handlers. RWW catches up with them and their clients


Cool, calm and collected

Refuse collection vehicles are viewed widely as the workhorses of the waste management industry. Steed Webzell lifts the lid on the latest developments – from Euro VI-compliant machines, to smart weighing devices for ensuring accurate charging, to cyclist detection systems


Is vehicle rental in waste a short-term proposition?

Jonathan Pearce, head of marketing at Northgate Vehicle Hire, considers why waste management companies are increasingly turning to long-term vehicle rental as a cost-effective and flexible solution to keeping their teams on the road.


A look back at Kefalonia's RCVs in the early 2000s

In the Ionian Sea is the island of Kefalonia. A popular tourist destination and the largest of the three Ionian islands, It is very popular with English tourists from May to September because of its warm temperatures which reach 40 degrees in July and August, writes Tim Byrne


Bunting metal separation module cleans recycled plastic for Recapture Plastics

Bunting Magnetics Europe has manufactured and supplied a complete metal separation module and metal separator to recapture plastics to cleanse recycled plastic of metal. The metal separation module consists of a large vibratory feeder that delivers material onto a strong magnetic drum before passing over an eddy current separator.


Understanding skip hire: Sizes, limitations, alternatives, permits and tips

Skip hire can be an affordable and convenient waste removal solution in many circumstances, with numerous sizes and configurations available. However, there are numerous limitations and restrictions associated with skips, and some jobs are better suited to alternative waste disposal services, writes Chris Kervin at Skip Hire Services.