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Zero Waste to Landfill RDF Investment

Recently, Willshee’s has invested in a range of new equipment for the production of RDF (refuse-derived fuel) and to help it carry out its services in an environmentally-friendly manner. This way it can practice sustainable business operations and help its clients achieve Zero Waste to Landfill.

New Equipment at Burton Depot

Willshee’s have recently committed to a major investment in new RDF (refuse-derived fuel) equipment for our Burton depot; this new investment marks a significant step forward in our continued strategy to provide all our customers with Zero Waste to Landfill.

The new equipment consists of a PAAL Dokon 500H channel baler fitted with a cord tie system (specifically designed for RDF). Fitted to the end of the baler is an automatic Cross-Wrapper which wraps film around the baled RDF. Now the equipment has been commissioned, Willshee’s have the capacity to produce over 100,000te per annum of baled and wrapped RDF.

This makes Willshee’s one of the largest independents in the country in the production of RDF, and shows the long-term commitment and vision of the company.

Two New Linde Forklift Trucks

Following the successful commissioning of the new RDF reprocessing plant back in October, Willshee’s have now also taken delivery of an additional 2 x Linde fork lift trucks. The 3.5 tonne trucks are specifically designed for the waste industry, fitted with engine cut off devise (anti idol) full weather cab, and bale clamps. The new trucks are delivering a much greater fuel efficiency.

The Linde trucks are a necessary addition to our fleet as they will assist us in achieving our production target of 100,000 tonne of RDF per annum by the end of 2017.

Two New 360 Liebherr machines

We have also added 2 new 360 Liebherr machines to the fleet. The additional machines will enable us to manage current growth, along with the planned uplift in tonnage over the next 12 months.

We have located 1 x grab in our new wood re-processing facility with the other grab located in our new cardboard and film sorting and baling facility.

The directors of the business believe that we must provide the best available equipment in order to deliver sustainable service and growth.

Solar Panels for New Recycling Centre

Another measure Willshee’s has taken in line with our environmental strategy is installing solar panels in our recycling centre, alongside our state-of-the-art recycling equipment.

Within our recently-constructed Recycling Centre we have installed a PAAL Konti 600, which is fitted a with ruffle and perforator. The equipment has the baling capacity of over 100,000 tonne of recyclate per annum, and will assist Willshee’s in achieving our 3-year recycling strategy.

The roof is completely covered with solar panels. The electricity generated by the solar panels will be fed directly into the National Grid. The green energy produced by the solar panels will go towards the government achieving its ambitious green energy target, which is that 20% of all energy produced in the UK should be renewable energy by 2020.

For more information about energy recovery and refuse derived fuel, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.


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