The differences between B range and X range vertical balers

The differences between B range and X range vertical balers

The differences between B range and X range vertical balers

B-series balers are suitable for compacting cardboard, paper and dry soft plastic. All B-series balers are characterised by a classic design with cylinders placed on top. In terms of materials, B-series balers can compact cardboard, paper, and dry soft plastic. We always recommend that you consult with a member of our sales team before you start compacting other materials in the baler.

X-series balers are our heavy-duty line of machines that are suitable for numerous types of waste materials. These balers have a low overall height due to the cross cylinders, which makes installation simple. Furthermore, our X-series balers have the lowest noise level in the market. Our X-series balers can compact many different materials. Besides cardboard, paper, and dry soft plastic, they can also be used for big bags, plastic bottles (PET), expandable plastic, aluminium and tin cans.

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How do I know which baler model I need?

How do I know which baler model I need?

How do I know which baler model I need?

What type of equipment you need depends on a number of factors:

How much waste you (approx.) generate daily, what material it is, and the volume of the material.

The next step is to find out how much space you have for a waste solution.

This information, combined with your company’s structure and internal work processes, forms the basis for which tailored waste solution is the perfect fit for you and your company.

Our dedicated team of specialists are available to complete free waste audits, if you aren’t sure on any of the information above, they will be able to find it out!

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Greenbank secures exclusive UK distribution of WolfPak Compactor

WolfPak Compactor

Greenbank secures exclusive UK distribution of WolfPak Compactor

Greenbank secures exclusive UK distribution of WolfPak Compactor

Greenbank, the Middlesbrough-based waste equipment manufacturer and supplier, has secured the exclusive UK distribution of the WolfPak Compactor.

The WolfPak WP30 has been successfully installed at a household waste site in North Yorkshire. It’s the first installation of its kind in the UK.

The WP30 is a fully automatic mobile compactor with a particularly low feeding opening (1.100 mm) and a large filling chamber (5 m³). It’s capable of handling a variety of materials including three-piece sofas, mattresses, pallets, and substantial garden waste.

The machinery safety has been upgraded for the UK market with the introduction of a heavy-duty, electrically interlocked, mobile safety cage. This prevents the machine from being operated in the absence of the safety cage, as well as when the loading doors are open, creating a fixed barrier between operators and the moving components.

Phil Jones, Technical Consultant at Greenbank Compactors Ltd, said: “The WolfPak is already providing significant financial and environmental savings for this particular household waste site, the number of uplifts has decreased from five to one per week. The WolfPak will revolutionise household waste sites or any company that works with large, bulky waste.

Customer comments – “We are very happy with the machine – we have named it the “Hulk” because it just handles everything! Our cycle time has been significantly reduced from 3 minutes with the current equipment to 39 seconds, the WolfPak just eats the waste. We have to operate the other units on numerous cycles to clear bulk waste when this “hulk” unit takes it in one cycle”

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VIDEO BLOG: Upto 98% air but takes up so much room

VIDEO BLOG: Upto 98% air but takes up so much room

VIDEO BLOG: Upto 98% air but takes up so much room

Despite the fact polystyrene is made up of upto 98% air and weighs practically nothing, it’s quick to fill up bins and skips.

Greenbank’s Polystyrene Compactors have a compaction ratio of 40:1 and this means that not only will an EPS compactor reduce disposal costs significantly, it will also add an additional revenue stream to your business.

Certain recyclers will pay between £300 and £600 per tonne meaning the investment into a polystyrene machine not only pays for itself but allows for profit.

At Greenbank we offer three models of EPS compactors. Each of these hold a different specification and vary mainly in size.

The SC1000 as featured in the video above compacts wet and dry polystyrene and is a low maintenance option, with prices starting from £41 per week. Our SC2000 will handle 70-90 kg of EPS/hour based upon density. Finally, the SC3000 EPS polystyrene compactor offers perfectly stackable blocks whilst ensuring the maximum payload is maintained for export.

We will advise on the most suitable polystyrene compactor to suit space and usage in the first instance. Contact us today for a free waste audit

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How has Recycling Changed?

How has Recycling Changed?

How has Recycling Changed?

The methods and processes attached to recycling are very different in the modern world than they were 100 years ago. Today’s post investigates some of the changes and why they have come about. The big question is however, is the way we do things today, more effective?

Let’s dive in and pop across to America

During the Second World War, people would go out ‘salvaging’. This was the process of collecting tin cans and other scrap metals in exchange for money. Salvaging can be classed as one of the first widespread recycling initiatives.

And staying with the USA….

A place known as ‘Fresh Kills’ was opened in 1947. Sounds ominous don’t you think? In fairness it probably was! Based on Staten Island in New York, Fresh Kills was the first landfill site to open with a set duration of just 20 years. How long do you think it lasted…..?

54 YEARS!

Yes, you read that correctly. The site remained functional until 2001. That’s an awful lot of waste…..

Are you aware of Earth Day?

This is an event held every year on 22nd April. The focus surrounds environmental protection and spans across the globe in more than 193 countries. Have you ever been involved in Earth Day? Is this something you would like to support? Is there anything Greenbank could support you with?

1987’s Garbage Barge

Another strange sounding feature. So what exactly was this? Quite simply, a boat filled to the brim with waste. Spotted circling the US coast, people began talking about where exactly rubbish was going.

So when did the UK begin recycling?

Back in 1970, a young man named Gary Anderson entered a competition. The instructions were to create a symbol to clearly represent recycled paper. Mr Anderson won! Not only did he receive around $2000, his logo is now used globally. It’s the three paper arrows in a triangle that  you’re likely to have seen many a time.

But we can go further back….

During the mid 1800s, the UK was seeing a rise in the popularity of books. This meant that paper (originally made from discarded linen rags) was in short supply. Moving forwards to the 1900s, people began purchasing books at auction so they could recycle the fibres into fresh, new paper.

Remember Lowcocks?

Lemonade, Dandelion & Burdock and cream soda (to name a few) were among some of the first favourites offered by this brand. What made them more appealing was the reward of 15p per bottle upon return. Fantastic! This all began in the 1960s and continued into the early 90s.

What about bottle banks?

6th June 1977 saw the UK’s first ever bottle bank. But how did this arise? A gentleman names Stanley Race dropped an empty jar into the recycling facility in Barnsley.

And recycling at home?

On October 30th 2003, government passed the recycling bill as law. From this point, homes across the UK were issued with recycling boxes or bins and encouraged to separate food waste from the likes of tins, glass, cardboard and paper. Waste bins became smaller in order to push people into recycling appropriately and this has become a way of life.

So has landfill reduced given how much we now recycle?

You would think…. It’s suggested that all UK landfill sites will be full by 2022 – it’s a scary thought!

Now let’s answer the original question;

Is the way we do things today more effective? This question is open to much interpretation. As the population continues to increase, so does the amount of waste produced. However, a lot more of this waste is now recycled.

And it’s not just homes!

Companies are now incentivised to get rid of waste appropriately. For example, with the right machinery, cardboard, polystyrene, plastic and more can be crushed into bales and sold on.

We certainly recycle a lot more than we ever used to so in terms of carbon footprint, this has to be good!

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GETTING AHEAD OF THE CURVE

GETTING AHEAD OF THE CURVE

GETTING AHEAD OF THE CURVE

It was announced by the UK government in 2018 that all drinks containers in England, whether plastic, glass or metal, will be covered by a deposit return scheme (DRS).

Consumers are expected to return their bottles for a small monetary value or perk, once returned retailers are responsible for the recycling of the containers.

Whilst the new DRS is sill subject to consultation, many companies are getting ahead of the curve, with one UK retailer recycling over 310,000 bottles in just approximately 8 months.

Greenbank has a baler specially designed for such materials and their potential fluids, the baler comes sealed as standard and with a specialised drainage system. In addition, the machine can be galvanised to prevent corrosion.

Adrian Saltmarsh, Greenbank’s Technical Sales Consultant, is on hand to answer any queries you may have.

E: adrian.saltmarsh@greenbankgroup.net

T: 01642 249924

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What to do with Waste Polystyrene

Polystyrene

What to do with Waste Polystyrene

What to do with Waste Polystyrene

Today’s post is all about polystyrene. We investigate how your company can dispose of such waste in a green, cost effective and timely manner. We will also cover the aspects of making waste polystyrene into an additional revenue stream. Keen to find out more? Read on…..

What exactly is polystyrene?

Quite simply, it’s a versatile plastic made into a foam type material. It’s a popular choice for manufacturing companies as it cushions and insulates products for sale. Surprisingly, its composition can be up to 98% air.

Who uses polystyrene?

At a guess, we would say ‘you do’, if you are reading this blog! On a serious note, many companies make use of this material. It’s ideal for insulating and keeping appliances safe. Further uses include food merchants and warehouse distribution centers.

For some, waste is likely to be minimal. Other companies however will have huge quantities to dispose of, some even on a daily basis.

If you generate more than one skip a week of loose polystyrene, an EPS compactor is definitely worth it. You can actually make money from recycling polystyrene!

But how?

Using a polystyrene compactor is not only a space-saving, environmentally, money saving option. By compacting waste into manageable bales/blocks, these can be sold on to recycling companies who will put them to good use. Rates currently vary between £300-£600 per tonne for compacted polystyrene, depending on quantity

So, you are a company and have vast amounts of polystyrene. Let’s go through Greenbank’s EPS’s Compactors.

SC1000: A low maintenance option that can handle both wet and dry polystyrene. The Sc1000 is easy to operate and has an average compaction ratio of 40:1.

SC2000: This option has the capability of compacting large amounts of material, handling up to 90kg of EPS per hour (density depending). Also low maintenance and easy on space, the SC2000 has easy to touch screen controls.

SC3000: The largest of the three mentioned models, the SC3000 will handle up to 250kg of EPS per hour. Easy to use, this machine works quickly and effectively.

If as a company, polystyrene contributes to large volumes of waste, an EPS compactor is by far the best option. Low maintenance features mean the job of loading is not an arduous task and can be carried out quickly and effectively. The end result offers a sellable bale.

How much can I sell a bale for?

This is something you will need to research, but on average you can make between £300 – £600/tonne. Based on the weight mentioned, this will confirm as to whether or not compacting is a feasible option for you.

Why not discuss polystyrene compactors further with our experts? We have a wide industry knowledge and are ready to help companies take the next steps towards recycling and additional revenue streams.

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Calling all Household Waste Centres: The Wolfpak WP30 is now Available

Calling all Household Waste Centres: The Wolfpak WP30 is now Available

Calling all Household Waste Centres: The Wolfpak WP30 is now Available

We are heading rapidly towards the end of the year and Christmas is clearly visible on the horizon. With 2019 just around the corner it seems only appropriate to tell you all about the latest addition to Greenbank Waste Solutions. The Wolfpak WP30 is the compactor to feature at every Council Household site (known to residentials as the tip)! But what makes this machine so special? Let’s investigate.

What is a compactor?

Quite simply, a compactor is a device or machine designed to reduce the size of materials and in this case, waste. A good compactor aims to reduce the volume of waste meaning companies can load more, produce more and potentially sell on recyclable bales.

Can you give us a brief overview of the Wolfpak WP30?

Absolutely! This is a mobile compactor, ideally placed on any ground that’s firm. With many household waste centres requiring disposal at ground level, this makes the WP30 ideal.

What kinds of waste can be added?

This compactor has been specifically designed to deal with large amounts of waste. Bulky waste is not a problem and the Wolfpak will comfortably handle items such as a three piece suite, pallets and even substantial garden waste. Standard waste such as copious amounts of XXL cardboard boxes are no problem for this machine and similar dry waste will also compact accordingly. With the ability to work conveniently, timely and economically across a whole range of household waste, we draw your attention once again to the fact the Wolfpak WP30 is the go-to compactor for household waste centres.

Tell us about the features this compactor has to offer;

We have already mentioned that the WP30 has the ability to compact large amounts of bulky waste. This feature in itself is enough to encourage further research. There are of course, further benefits. When placed on ground level, the low feeding opening makes this machine very easy to load.The low loading height and large loading apertures make this safe and easy for the public to use also. Of course once full, the WP30 will require emptying. An expanding roof makes this process straightforward every time. Prefer a maintenance free press chamber? This compactor is equipped. Finally, you will notice this machine offers a rib-free structure. You’re immediately met with a smooth surface where advertisements can be placed.

Can we choose a specific colour?

Yes, you can choose a colour. We adhere to safety rules and regulations at all times as well as ensuring a good small footprint. We use lead and chromium free paints on all Wolfpak WP30 compactors.

Moving towards 2019 we foresee this compactor to be the go-to model. It’s smooth design, mobile ability and easy feeding make it ideal for household waste. To discuss this machine in more detail, please get in touch with our specialist team.

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With the new GDPR regulations do you require confidential shredding?

With the new GDPR regulations do you require confidential shredding?

With the new GDPR regulations do you require confidential shredding?

Thanks to GDPR regulations your company is responsible for the proper handling of confidential data, ensuring that it is both stored and (where necessary) destroyed correctly.

We held a Q&A with our Technical Sales Consultant, Adrian Saltmarsh to find out more about confidential shredding.

What sector would you say would benefit most from confidential shredding?

It’s definitely worth considering within all sectors if you handle customer data, although from recent experience the retail and e commerce sector has been most affected.

Can shredders be added to existing equipment?

Yes, a shredder can be a small stand alone unit or integrated into a larger waste system.

The shredded material can be either collected in a bag and disposed of or baled, on a larger system the shred can fall directly onto a conveyor or into a baler.

Can I bale shredded paper?

Yes, shredded paper bales very well in the correct machine, shredded paper can often cause a mess, we therefore supply bagging systems for horizontal balers.

Bagging system on a horizontal baler

What materials can I shred?

Almost any material can be shredded. Normally polythene or cardboard that carry customer name and address labels are the largest consideration when conforming to GDPR regulations.

Bespoke options?

All bespoke situations have a solution somewhere. With a wide range of standard options it gives scope to build a bespoke unit to fit within your application.

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