Waste handling machinery

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.




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


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


The White Stuff

C&I waste specialist Tom White Recycling is building a new MRF in Coventry – giving it a chance to add to the company’s beloved JCB fleet. RWW reports


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


Binning streak

From Keep Britain Tidy’s updated campaigns to tackle littering – a £1 billion problem in England alone – to fellow environmental charity Hubbub’s gamification and voting bins, the industry is striving to keep pace with behavioural and technological change, reports Geraldine Faulkner


Optimus prime

An impressive Terex Finlay J-1170AS jaw crusher is among the machines turning demolition and construction waste into aggregate and hard core at J O’Doherty Haulage in north London. Geraldine Faulkner visits the site and meets the team