Waste handling machinery

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


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.



From horseshoes to full automation

Trevor Smart, international sales manager for Stadler, looks at current industry trends?, the company’s development and its staff focus.


Cross Wrap gives McGrath a perfect Finnish

At the heart of McGrath Group’s refuse-derived and solid recovered fuel production is Cross Wrap’s CW 2200 waste bale wrapper. Geraldine Faulkner reports from the specialist waste management company’s sites in London and Essex which both use the kit


A cut above

Steed Webzell reviews some of the recent and most eye-catching market entrants in the world of mobile shredding technology, discovering a multitude of useful innovations for waste management professionals from companies spanning UNTHA, Terex, Hammel, Doppstadt, Bomatic and AXO


Gripping stuff

The ZRR, from Finland’s ZenRobotics, is a rather clever and highly efficient piece of waste-sorting machinery – and is very unlikely to say “Hasta la vista, baby” in a menacing Austrian accent. Geraldine Faulkner reports from the company’s Helsinki base


Let's talk telehandlers

Chris Cox, JCB’s general manager for the waste and recycling sector, looks at why telescopic handlers (telehandlers) are popular machines for tough recycling environments, and what to consider when investing in one.


Rise of the robots

After a long period promise, will 2016 finally be the recycling industry's 'year of the robot'? Steed Webzell examines the latest technological advances and speaks to some of the companies in the vanguard of this waste management wizardry


Caterpillar puts Powerday on the right track

Powerday's 24-hour site on London's Grand Union Canal gives it access to not only road and rail, but waterways too. The heart of its fleet though, here and elsewhere, is a range of Caterpillar machines. Geraldine Faulkner reports


ASCAN GEASER chooses Geesinknorba RCVs

ASCAN GEASER, an environmental services company based in Cantabria and specialists in providing services for municipalities, have purchased a fleet of 34 new waste collection vehicles from Geesinknorba Spain. Tim Byrne, waste collection specialist in Mediterranean countries, reports