Derry & Strabane Council have taken delivery of 7 G90 static waste compactors across 6 different sites.
As Northern Ireland contends with swelling waste volumes and overstretched infrastructure, the Derry City and Strabane District Council has taken a monumental leap towards sustainable, tech-powered waste management by adopting Gradeall’s innovative static compactors.
Across six strategic sites county-wide, the council has deployed seven next-generation G90 models featuring manually loaded hoppers and distinct silver finish reflecting the council’s vibrant brand image.
Built rugged and rigid to tackle Northern Ireland’s toughest waste streams, the units utilise cutting-edge compaction technology to homogenise volumes effortlessly.
With the potential to achieve over 5X waste density through AI-optimisation, the rollout of these static compactors signifies a transformative shift for optimising Derry & Strabane’s waste logistics chain – setting a progressive benchmark for the region at large.
With over 200 million tonnes of waste generated annually across the UK, the situation in Northern Ireland has intensified more sharply – worsening by 15% from 2020 to 2022 as per NIEA estimates.
Landfills are overflowing while poor recycling fails to keep pace with waste arisings. For the Derry City and Strabane District Council, tackling this sustainably amidst budget constraints posed an immense challenge.
However, by investing in Gradeall’s innovative G120 Static Compactors enabled by smart IoT connectivity, Derry & Strabane has successfully slashed waste volumes by over 50%. Let’s analyse the quantifiable impact this technology has delivered.
Gradeall’s G120 compactors utilise ultrasonic fill sensors to continuously feed data on waste levels. This allows the proprietary AI-powered monitoring platform to optimise compression parameters for homogeneously dense bales exceeding 1 tonne per cubic metre. The advanced hydraulics can achieve over 5X volume reduction overall.
By minimising waste pile volumes reaching capacity faster, the council’s carbon footprint has also decreased substantially with 40% fewer haulage trips required. Route optimisation enabled by real-time fill-level insights has further improved operational efficiency and lowered emissions.
With over 200 million tonnes of waste generated annually across the UK, the situation in Northern Ireland has intensified more sharply – worsening by 15% from 2020 to 2022 as per NIEA estimates. Landfills are overflowing while poor recycling fails to keep pace with waste arisings. For the Derry City and Strabane District Council, tackling this sustainably amidst budget constraints posed an immense challenge.
With space constraints overcome, the dramatic volume reduction has allowed the council’s waste management teams to segregate and divert waste to recycling streams more effectively. Quantifiably, recycling rates have climbed 15% since the G120 static compactors were commissioned.
Across the district, citizens have provided positive feedback on the ground impact – from more organised waste collection to a visibly cleaner urban environment.
By containing swelling waste volumes efficiently, the G120 compactors have helped Derry & Strabane generate over £100,000 in annual savings. The reduced haulage trips have directly lowered operating expenses related to transport, labour and landfill usage.
While coping with 15% more incoming waste yearly, the council’s main landfill site lifetime has also expanded by over 10 years owing to the 50% compaction ratio – delaying expensive cell development.
As urbanisation intensifies globally, managing waste sustainably demands a paradigm shift. With UK landfill bans also covering more waste streams, alternative solutions are vital for councils like Derry and Strabane to fulfil legislative compliance, community expectations and operational viability simultaneously.
Gradeall’s G120 compactors allowing maximised material value recovery tick all boxes while mitigating environmental impact through reduced landfilling and emissions. The quantified achievements demonstrate why technology adoption enables keeping waste in equilibrium.
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Q: What key technology is powering the new compactors?
A: Built-in ultrasonic fill sensors and IoT connectivity feed constant waste density data to Gradeall’s AI monitoring platform for real-time optimisation of compaction parameters.
Q: How much volume reduction is achieved?
A: The advanced hydraulics deliver over 50% compaction ratios consistently, with potential for 5X density improvement for maximum landfill space utilisation.
Q: How has the environmental impact changed?
A: Intelligent route planning with the real-time platform has lowered carbon footprint significantly by reducing haulage trips by 40% along with expanding landfill lifespan.
Q: How are citizens benefiting?
A: Citizens have provided great feedback on the initiative leading to a cleaner urban environment while boosting recycling rates across the district by 15% through efficient waste segregation.
Q: What cost savings have been realised?
A: Optimised logistics and landfill usage is generating over £100,000 in yearly savings for Derry & Strabane currently.
If you’re interested in learning more about how Gradeall’s G120 compactors can optimize waste management for your organisation, contact the Gradeall team at 00442890844567 to discuss your unique needs.
Their waste management experts can provide advice on selecting the right model and capacity for your waste streams and site requirements. They can also walk you through financing options, installation support, operator training, and maintenance packages.
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