Plant and equipment

Family fortunes

A father and two-son team means Ron Smith Recycling in west London is the epitome of a family business. They tell Geraldine Faulkner about their expansion, and their choice of CASE excavators and loading shovels supplied by BPMS

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Weight watchers

When weighing either vehicles or materials, there are specific regulations to adhere to, as well as various ways to meet those obligations, explains Ian Turner, technical officer for the UK Weighing Federation

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Size matters

When deciding whether to upsize a MRF there are several important considerations to take into account, including labour and equipment costs, in order to ensure profitability. Trevor Smart, Bollegraaf country manager for the UK & Ireland, reports



Shear strength

Geraldine Faulkner visits the TAURUS HQ in Italy to assess the recent partnership between Blue Group and shear baler and pre-shredder manufacturer C. E. G.

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Punching above their weight

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Jeepers creepers, where'd ya get those sweepers?

Geraldine Faulkner goes to Basingstoke to witness the Borough Council’s Aebi Schmidt Swingo 200+ sweepers in action

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Swept away

Steed Webzell casts his eye over the latest street sweeping/cleaning technologies, discovering that correct product selection really can give inefficiency the brush-off

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Bin there, driven that

RWW takes a look at what private and public sector clients are choosing in the way of refuse collection vehicles

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Anaerobics display

ADBA chief executive Charlotte Morton explains anaerobic digestion’s current and ...


Blue-sky thinking

Renewi CEO Peter Dilnot tells Geraldine Faulkner about the rationale behind Shanks’ ...