With news on: RDF production enhanced with Ellgia shredder; Countrystyle invests in AMCS tech; New food recycling shredding technology for SugaRich, and; CDEnviro boosts SUEZ waste de-classification
Ellgia installs shredder to boost RDF production
Independent commercial waste management company Ellgia has purchased an industrial shredder for its Scunthorpe site, as part of a larger investment in its operations.
According to Ellgia, the Tana Shark 440 DT shredder will enhance RDF and SRF production capability and minimise waste being sent to landfill.
Cameron Murdoch, technical director of Ellgia, said: “We chose the Tana Shark as we were impressed by its versatility; it is capable of shredding a wide range of materials and gives us excellent control over the particle size.
“We are investing significantly at our Scunthorpe site, formerly Bell Waste Control, to develop our waste processing capability.
“This latest addition to our plant is part of a series of investments we’re making in the coming year which will allow us to improve our recycling rates; give us waste disposal flexibility and send as little as possible to landfill.”
Ellgia offers a range of waste management services across Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk and Suffolk.
Countrystyle invests in AMCS tech
Kent-based Countrystyle Recycling has invested £275,000 in a new integration system from AMCS, supplier of integrated software and vehicle technology for the waste and recycling sector.
Countrystyle manages over 500,000 tonnes of waste a year from over 3,000 customers across South East England and provides services for a range of materials including residual waste, organics, wood and plasterboard recycling.
The new system, which also incorporates AMCS’s latest mobile and on-board weighing technology, will enable Countrystyle to run a single, integrated set of applications across its entire logistics and processing operations.
Commenting on the investment, Countrystyle’s financial director, Nick Hamblin, said: “The new system will provide us with a detailed view of our entire operation and the materials that we manage.
“Access to accurate real-time information, coupled with a powerful reporting capability, will enable us to realise higher service standards and significant cost savings through improved operational efficiency.
“It will also help us develop more sustainable solutions for an even wider range of the resources we handle, further reducing our customers’ environmental impact.”
Pat Murray, key account manager at AMCS commented: “Access to high quality data through a single system is no longer solely limited to the national and international operators.
“This investment will enable Countrystyle to further streamline its operations in order to deliver enhanced productivity, reduced costs and ultimately increased profitability.”
Shredding investment for SugaRich
Food recycling specialist SugaRich is overhauling the shredding technology at its Brackley plant to transform high calorific surplus food into energy-rich animal feed.
SugaRich will now feed pallet loads of starch-rich biscuits, bread and crisps straight from its haulage vehicles into a new organic waste shredder from UNTHA.
The single shaft technology will remove the packaging and process the material down to a pre-specified maximum 100mm particle size, before it is fed into a trommel for further separation.
The packaging waste will then be streamed for recycling, whilst the organic matter will be further processed and converted into a nutritious animal feed.
Commenting on the investment, SugaRich’s operations manager Graeme Cook said: “Pre-procurement trials proved the shredders capabilities, with the machine handling up to a pallet of retail packed surplus food per minute, with ease.”
SugaRich’s group director, Paul Featherstone added: “It is crucial that we continue to invest in robust, proven equipment that will support our ongoing market consolidation.
“We have kept a keen eye on UNTHA’s performance in this niche sector for many years, therefore it made sense to integrate the technology into our own facility when the time came to upgrade our systems. I hope this is the start of a long and progressive relationship.”
CDEnviro boosts SUEZ waste de-classification
New high frequency wet processing equipment from CDEnviro has helped Suez to achieve end-of-waste and waste-derived material accreditation on its final products, the companies have claimed.
The equipment was installed at Suez’s commercial depot and transfer station in Willenhall, West Midlands, which handles street sweepings.
And, CDEnviro’s CO:FLO cleansing system was also installed to prevent plant downtime due to plant wear and blockages when processing road sweepings and other waste material.
The CO:FLO is designed to enhance health and safety for onsite operators. All chemical addition points and chemical storage are enclosed within the unit, to minimise the risks associated with handling chemicals.
Martin Bladon, Suez’s site manager at Willenhall, said: “Since the CO:FLO was installed on our road sweepings processing plant, it has operated without issue and virtually zero maintenance. We have noticed a significant increase in the level of contamination in our centrifuge cake which is a testament to the effectiveness of the CO:FLO.
“There is also the added bonus of being able to increase plant throughput due to this new level of performance.
“As a result, our sand and aggregate products are now within the aggregate quality protocol limits and can be de-classified as waste and certified for re-use. This is a significant milestone not just for Suez but also for the road sweeping process industry as a whole and we are proud to be leading the way.”
CDEnviro designs and manufactures a range of waste reduction and recycling equipment for application in the sewage, wastewater, waste management and utility industries.
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