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Tana delivers the shredding capabilities for GBN Services Ltd
The HUB team recently visited the Uxbridge site of GBN Services Ltd who are the leading skip hire, recycling and waste company for construction, commercial and household customers across London and the South East.
It’s a huge operation involving 140 skip lorries operating from six sites which over the years has built a
strong reputation for reliable service and maintaining maximum recycling through sustainable solutions.
Across all their recycling centres, GBN Services achieves very high recycling levels, which combined with their RDF solution can help deliver 98% diversion from landfill for our customers.
Much of the waste the company process arrives at the recycling centres unsegregated. Where possible, GBN Services use a sorting process to derive valuable materials from their customers’ waste that is ready to be reused. When this waste arrives at the recycling centres, it is firstly separated into major waste streams by grab machines. Waste is then further sorted using a wide range of recycling equipment including; trommels, air separation kinetic flow systems for soils and stone separation ancillary screening equipment and picking belts for manual sorting. The light fraction is processed by shredding and further sorting.
When the waste material is sorted they can then maximise what can be separated for reuse and recycling. The remaining residue is baled and sent as refuse-derived fuel (RDF) to an energy generating plant. Bales are regularly checked to ensure they consistently achieve the exacting standards of the RDF market. At their facilities, the energy embodied in these waste materials is used to generate heat and power replacing the need for use of fossil fuels. This helps their clients reduce their environmental impact.
Their philosophy to invest in new technology as it becomes available enables them to segregate more and more materials and move waste up the hierarchy. For example, their recent investment in Tana shredders which have been supplied by Tana Recycling Machinery (UK) Ltd has given them confidence and more efficiency in this area of the business.
We sat down with the MD - Garry Hobson who told us about his operation and why he chose the Tana Shark 440DT eco.
“The two Tana machines are based at Edmonton and Leyton where the wood shredding is processed. Edmonton is the main site and all waste wood is fed there. It is a 3.7 acres site where we employ 50 out of the 270 staff in the group.
Garry Hobson MD of GBN
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