Plant and equipment


On the road to CARS & MRE

As we approach the Complete Auto Recycling Show & Metals Recycling Event, we take a closer look at what’s in store for visitors ahead of the 2018 show. And, with a record number of exhibitors, visitors and speakers in attendance, CARS & MRE is jam-packed with activities and things to do across the two days.









RWW visits: Doosan Bobcat's European complex

Machinery is a vital component of the materials handling industry, and getting the right machine for the job can make or break a business. Given the tremendous initial expense, customers expect to get the very best out of their machines.


What 2018 has in store for balers

With so much innovation going on within the world of recycling, it’s perhaps understandable that the humble baler often gets overlooked. But 2018 could be a big year for this waste-handling technology, believes Jonathan Oldfield, managing director of Riverside Waste Machinery




You've got bale

There’s a lot to be said for baler installations at prestige companies. Steed Webzell provides the lowdown on some of the latest examples


Incredible bulk

What are the key criteria to consider when selecting a bulk materials handling system? Matt Drew, MD of Saxlund International, reports


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


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


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 baler


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


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


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


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.


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 where his balers have filled a specific niche