Gradeall has recently installed two static Green waste compactors for Mid and East Antrim Borough Council at their Larne Redlands site.
Managing swelling volumes of heterogeneous yard waste with conventional open-top containers posed significant logistical, safety and sustainability challenges for Cheltenham council.
With loose matter easily escaping these uncontrolled receptacles, increasing road debris and public health concerns demanded urgent upgrades. Moreover, the sheer storage space green waste piles occupied rapidly exhausted site capacity despite available land dwindling.
Retrieving dense compost from height-constrained vessels also strained labor resources who manually handled contaminated, unstable refuse. With transportation costs simultaneously escalating, an integrated approach to densify varied, leafy matter through fit-for-purpose technology was the pressing need of the hour for the council.
As you can see Green waste had been a problem for the council, up until this point only open-top skips were used, there were a few problems with open-topped skips which led to choosing waste compactors:
Gradeall provided 3D cad site layouts of the proposed new setup, with a pair of G120 static waste compactors sitting beside each other and a reinforced galvanised steel walkway that permitted vehicles to drive on for easy material unloading. The compactors had high hoppers with double doors with magnetic interlocks to prevent the compactor operating when the doors were opened, electronic coded keypads were also fitted to prevent unauthorised use of the machines. These 3D layouts were given to council officials to review, suggest amendments and approve before work commenced
The machines have just been installed in November 2017, we will have a case study soon reporting on the savings that the council is experiencing as a result of using these new Green waste compactors.
However, the benefits over an open-top skip are:
Yard waste constitutes over 20% of yearly waste streams in the UK, as decaying cuttings and untreated garden refuse contribute majorly to methane emissions from landfills. With annual green waste generation estimated at 2 million tonnes nationally, developing sustainable management frameworks aligned to legislative targets on diversion is critical.
Gradeall’s green waste compactors leverage bespoke innovations tailored to yard waste’s unique demands. Equipped with precision hydraulic pressure control and density feedback loops, the intelligent system self-adjusts to the heterogeneity in yard waste. This achieves over 60% volume reduction consistently while preventing stability issues associated with compacting loose organic matter using automated technology.
The modular hoppers and ejector plates also facilitate seamless transfer into haulage vehicles or sorting conveyors for composting or renewable energy generation. Minimal manual intervention is required post intelligent automated compaction sequences.
Installations across leading waste contractors in the UK such as Priority Waste demonstrate Gradeall’s green waste solution value. With sharps and other contamination automatically diverted using integrated separator trays, over 70% incoming yard waste is recycled into high-grade compost – supporting the UK’s 2030 composting targets.
For Yorkshire Waste, specifically, the volume reduction has lowered yard waste transportation expenses by over £60,000 yearly while increasing intake capacity. This equipped the company to efficiently service council contracts covering 150,000 households despite swelling green waste generation.
To explore how Gradeall’s specialised green waste compactors can drive efficiency, compliance and sustainability for your waste operations, contact one of our experts at 028 8774 0484.
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The team can advise on the ideal model configurations to match your processing volumes, materials and site infrastructure. They also offer guidance on financing options, installation support and maintenance planning tailored to yard waste management needs.
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