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Landfill Beater Development for Basildon

A £3 million site redevelopment in Essex has opened to divert waste from landfill by GBN Services.

The major redevelopment at its Basildon recycling centre is helping GBN Services maximise reuse and recycling and divert waste from landfill.

One of the largest independent skip hire and waste collection companies in the South East of England with an annual turnover of £30 million, the company has been on a continual programme of expansion and investment over the last 10 years. GBN now employs 300 staff and operates over 180 vehicles and six recycling centres, serving a wide and diverse client base across the region.

The recent investment has seen the installation of new sorting equipment and a Dicom baler, the first of its kind in the UK, at the Basildon site which is licensed to process 75,000 tonnes of refused derived fuel (RDF) per annum.

Materials that are delivered into Basildon from GBN’s collection fleet and other sorting facilities pass through a shredder, conveyor, magnets and picking station to sort out the larger more accessible recyclables. A secondary sorting process then takes what has not been separated and passes this through another shredder and a secondary mechanical sorting process to extract any further items.

The residue that is left is baled and wrapped and sent to Europe as refuse derived fuel, enabling GBN to extend the zero waste to landfill options they offer to their construction, commercial and household customers and take control of the full recycling and recovery process.

“This is a great step forward for GBN in our efforts to continually innovate and help our clients divert as much material as possible from landfill,” declared Tony Dickens, Director, GBN Services. “We have selected the best combination and configuration of sorting technology that will help us achieve the maximum recycling rates and ensure the production of good quality RDF.”

Picture: A £3 million redevelopment is helping GBN Services maximise reuse and recycling and divert waste from landfill

Article written by Cathryn Ellis

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