The new baler has six times the output of an existing machine, Middleton says.
MJ Church’s waste streams include mixed construction plastics, rigid plastics and cardboard plus waste from the company’s skip hire and collection service.
Located in the south west of England, M J Church has developed its recycling and waste recovery business to divert waste from landfill and now operates five waste transfer stations near Bristol, Swindon and Malmesbury. These support its own earthwork and civil engineering services as well as a wide range of construction, commercial, domestic and industrial customers.
The new Middleton Engineering twin ram machine adds to the company’s recycling capacity, producing bales of highly compacted waste materials for onward transportation to reprocessing facilities in the UK and mainland Europe. With increased throughput, the company can process materials faster and at the same time increase capacity.
The flexibility to handle many different types of waste material with the one machine and to switch quickly from one material to another is especially important, MJ Church says. “The new Middleton baler adds additional capabilities to recycle difficult to handle waste streams such as rigid plastics and significantly increases production,” says Ben Staff, operations director for MJ Church. “Producing uniform and highly compact bales also helps to optimize our transportation and storage costs.”
Earlier this year waste recycling business Island Waste, based in Guernsey located off the coast of Normandy, announced it is diverting 100 percent of the island’s waste from landfills after installing a twin ram baler and conveyor from Middleton Engineering.