Pakawaste limited, the UK’s market leader in the manufacture and supply of waste handling equipment, has recently provided a Powerkube XL to North West Leicestershire District Council in order to facilitate their requirement for a dual material waste management system.
North West Leicestershire District Council previously had to transport waste to other sites for disposal but required a system that would allow them to reduce plastic and cardboard waste in preparation for recycle. After a free site survey and comprehensive discussion Pakawaste were able to recommend the installation of a Powerkube XL ‘mill sized’ horizontal baler. The Powerkube XL reduces waste in volume by up to 90%. The waste is pressed into mill sized bales measuring 1143 x 1490 x 762mm and weighing approximately 500kg. The machine has a potential throughput of up to 2000kg per hour, applying 30 tonnes of pressure, making it suitable for a number of different materials, including cardboard, shredded paper, shrink films, etc. An additional feature of this installation was the fitting of a special sliding hopper and bottle piercer, this allows the operator to switch usage from plastic bottles to cardboard at the press of a button, the Powerkube XL can be hand fed or loaded with a large digger. In addition to the environmental advantages of baling, there are significant financial advantages, including excellent return on investment due to the extra revenue generated from the sale of the bales of cardboard. Pakawaste offers the largest range of waste handling equipment in the UK and is constantly pushing the boundaries of research and development enabling it to continually update its extensive portfolio of products to provide clients with the latest cutting edge technology in waste handling solutions.