New Equipment from CDP Plant Ltd Enables AWR Rent a Skip to Double Waste Transfer Throughput
- 21 May 2008
- Company & Industry News
The decision to invest in a new automated screening machine and integrated waste picking line transformed AWR Rent a Skip business operations and solved inherent problems associated with bottlenecking of vehicles that was increasingly restricted plans for business growth.
Following the decision in 2007 to purchase the purpose designed 512 McCloskey Trommel Screener and integrated picking station from CDP Plant Ltd. T/A McCloskey Central, AWR Rent a Skip is now reaping the benefits of increased throughput, higher recycling rates, safer and better working conditions for personnel and streamlined operations that ensure bottlenecking is no longer a problem.
The single access yard is now cleaner, greener and more efficient than before with dedicated tipping zones, collection bays and fast and co-ordinated picking of waste. All of which means the company is now able to handle almost double the number of skips each day and has increased recycling rates from 70 percent to 85-90+ percent.
The CDP Plant system demonstrates how investment in the right equipment, through a knowledgeable and experienced supplier can help waste handlers move their business to the next level, efficiently and cost effectively.
‘Without this new equipment we certainly could not have handled this volume of waste on our relatively small site. Not only has it enabled us to handle the business we already had in a more efficient way but it has also been key to us securing new contracts too.' Explains Mark Rogers, Managing Director, AWR Rent a Skip.
Installed less than a year ago after lengthy discussions with specialist mobile screening equipment and waste recycling plant supplier CD Plant Ltd., the new 512 Trommel replaces a compact, McCloskey Minisizer, now unable to cope with the escalating waste throughput at the Bolton site. The integrated picking station was purpose designed in conjunction with the trommel to create a site specific, bespoke waste transfer solution for AWR Rent a Skip.
The unique design of the equipment takes into account the slope of the yard and it's relatively small floor space with the picking station raised off the ground to allow material to drop into segregation bays below. The trommel has also been raised off the floor to allow fines less than 35mm to drop through the trommel mesh into a collection bin below. The raised position of the trommel screener facilitates smooth conveyor feed to the picking station which because of space restrictions is sited at right angles rather than a more traditional 'in-line' configuration.
‘Because of CDP Plant's experience and expertise in this field we have been able to create for AWR Rent a Skip a bespoke waste transfer solution using standard equipment . The layout of the equipment and the yard has brought in a greater degree of organisation and has given AWR probably the equivalent of three times the workable yard space they had before. This has obvious cost benefits for the customer and meets the company's exacting needs in the most efficient manner.' Says Sean Lynn of CDP Plant Ltd.T/A McCloskey Central
Skips now enter the yard and are tipped and inspected to check there is no hazardous waste. The waste is then loaded by crane into the McCloskey 512 Trommel Screener. Smaller size fractions (soil, brick bits, stones )fall through into the collection area beneath the screener mesh. The rest is fed, by conveyor to the picking station where it is hand picked into wood, paper and cardboard, plastics and metal fractions which are dropped into the appropriate bays below. With six men in the picking shed we now have more efficient recycling of waste and we find that recyclates are kept cleaner and with more pristine materials we have also reduced the amount of unrecoverable waste sent to landfill.
Previously skip loads were tipped on the floor of the yard and hand picked with the separated waste bucketed to the individual bays. This was particularly slow as incoming skips could not be unloaded until the previous load had been removed. With heavy incoming traffic, internal traffic and waste removal traffic, moving around the site was both potentially hazardous and difficult.
‘We could not be happier with the new equipment and the way CDP Plant have worked with us to achieve the changes we have made to the business. In terms of the cost of the investment we can readily see that it will pay for itself in a couple of more years. We now no longer need to have staff in the yard from 6am to 6pm as we can process the incoming waste so much more quickly even though we are now handling unprecedented volumes of waste.
‘The addition of the picking station means we are now also benefiting from high recycling rates and low landfill requirements, which puts AWR in a win win situation. Finally our customers can also see our investment in recycling and this in itself attracts new and addition business from environmentally aware companies keen to employ good recycling practises.
‘We have a good working relationship with the guys from CDP Plant, they give us a good back up service too, with nothing too much trouble and routine maintenance completed quickly and often out of hours which means we do not need to shut the yard. I would certainly recommend them.' confirms Mark Rogers.
For further information:
CDP Plant Ltd.
Derbyshire S41 9RL
Tel: 01246 269450