Balers and shredders

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



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


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


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


Harder, better, faster, stronger?

In a world of constant technological advancements, what is driving industrial shredder innovations? That’s the question RWW put to Chris Oldfield, chairman of UNTHA UK, who uses examples of the shredder specialist’s machines to demonstrate how the sector is meeting clients’ needs


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



Optimising production and increasing profits

With the recycling sector estimated to be worth around nine billion pounds, high quality recyclable materials are now commodities with baling technologies sitting at the heart of this growing industry. Claire Col reports.


Is it the end for refuse derived fuel? Discuss

The UK’s commercial and industrial recycling industry was quick to jump on the bandwagon of refuse derived fuel. On paper, RDF appeared to offer C&I MRFs a fail-safe route to bypass expensive landfill costs. In practice, however, this hasn’t been the case, says Stephen Almond who explores the issue.


Helping waste make the change to resource

With ever more emphasis on resource efficiency and waste being seen as ‘stuff with value’, a sector that is playing a significant role in helping waste achieve its transformation into a valuable resource is shredders, balers and compactors. Joe Morris, freelance writer, speaks to four players in the market.