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


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





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


Bin there, driven that

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


Bales of the unexpected

GBN Services, which separates materials to produce refuse- derived fuel in London and the home counties, recently invested in Dicom Paal’s Dokon 275H baler – ‘the first of its kind in the UK’ – at its Basildon site. Geraldine Faulkner reports


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