Plant and equipment

Streets ahead

RWW takes a look at street cleaning, from social enterprise mySociety’s FixMyStreet app to some of the latest machines on the road today

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Cutting edge

Steed Webzell looks at some of the trends likely to shape the industrial shredder market in the coming few years, as well as a selection of machines that are leading the way

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Shred hot

Shred-on-Site is finding a growing market in destroying confidential paper at clients’ premises via its mobile shredding vehicles. Geraldine Faulkner reports from the company’s Surrey HQ, where it recently installed a unoTech Upamat 70 H4 DS ...


Soft sell

The waste management industry is ramping up its adoption of software and on-vehicle technology. Pat Murray from AMCS Group looks at some of the reasons for this, and a selection of the systems available

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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

Balers are often considered simplistic pieces of kit that just handle straightforward recyclables such as cardboard or plastic film. But they’re mightier than that, says Jonathan Oldfield, managing director of Riverside Waste Machinery, who looks at ...


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

Just as Tony Blair told the Labour Party conference in Blackpool in 1996, “Ask me my three main priorities for government ...

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