Shanks opts for Machinex balers

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Shanks has invested in two new Machinex balers at its facilities in East London.

The balers have been installed at Shanks’ Frog Island and Jenkins Lane mechanical biological treatment (MBT) facilities which are part of a 25-year contract with the East London Waste Authority (ELWA).

Shanks said it has invested over £2M in the new machinery which will bale SRF and RDF for use in the generation of green energy. Replacing old machinery on site, the new balers are expected to help increase SRF and RDF export potential by 100% and will also increase the diversion of waste from landfill to 95%.

Matthew Williams, MD of Shanks’ municipal division, said: “We are now 14 years into our 25-year contract with ELWA so it is important that we continue to invest in these facilities to ensure we are able to efficiently and effectively manage our customers’ waste. The overall strategy for our East London facilities is to maximise diversion of waste from landfill and the production of baled fuel is a crucial part of this. We now look forward to utilising this new machinery to increase the quality, efficiency and production of our waste-derived fuels.”

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