B&M invests £1m in waste diversion

RECYCLING-led waste management company B&M Waste Services is increasing its commitment to achieving zero waste to landfill with a  £1m investment at its Trafford Park, Manchester depot.

The new equipment being installed includes a CKTR121XL-120-59 twin ram baler, with conveyor which will allow the processing of an additional 25,000 tonnes of waste per year.

All B&M Waste customers are encouraged to segregate as much recyclable waste as possible as per the TEEP Waste Regulations, which state that all UK businesses must recycle where it is technically, environmentally and economically practicable to do so.

Where waste cannot be recycled B&M commit to avoid landfill at all costs by processing it at their Manchester depot as Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF)

The waste is then sent to a combined heat and energy plant where green energy is generated, eliminating the need for landfill.

B&M managing director Neil Curtis said: “We are always looking for innovative solutions to avoid landfill which is not only expensive for our customers but also damaging to the environment.

“We opened our RDF facility at Trafford Park in 2014 and since then our expansion has called for further investment in equipment, such as our new baler and wrapper, to accommodate our growth in customers across the Greater Manchester region.

“The good news is that the additional equipment and growth in customers has meant the creation of four new jobs, and as we continue to grow we anticipate next year will see a further growth in jobs.

“As a company established in 1954, we have a reputation for retention of staff and career development and over 90% of our staff live locally to the areas in which we operate. We’re proud of our commitment to staff, customers and the environment, and will continue to grow with these three key stakeholders in mind.”