MIDDLETON Engineering, the UK’s leading baler and recycling equipment engineers, announces that Stirling Council has bought their new state-of-the-art, Twin Ram Baler designed to help local authorities and waste management companies deal efficiently with wider waste streams.
The Twin Ram Baler design of the Middleton ME2R80 will also produce heavier, denser bales of waste material, which in turn will help to optimise the increasingly expensive storage and transportation costs of waste recycling.
Added flexibility and value for money were the key factors for Stirling Council Waste Services, which will take delivery of the first ME2R80 at its new Polmaise Recycling and Baling Facility near Fallin in Scotland during December. The council already achieves waste recycling of 57.4% and expects the new Twin Ram Baler machine to contribute to further reductions in waste to landfill.
David Hopper, Waste Service Manager for Stirling Council, explained: “Our weekly household kerbside sorting is already very efficient, but this new machine will help us make it even better with better compaction in the bales. It also give us the flexibility, if we decide, to bale other materials in the future. ”
Middleton’s ability to produce a medium sized machine to cope with baling waste from Stirling’s 40,000 households, together with their quality of build and value for money formed part of the reasons they won the order from Stirling Council Waste Services.
Other factors include Middleton’s ability to offer a bottle piercer, which is hydraulically retracted when baling other products and the provision of a bespoke feed chain conveyor with an above ground hopper designed to Stirling’s requirements.