BSH Recycling Invest in Pronar Technology
Bourne Skip Hire and Recycling LTD (BSH Recycling) are a leading provider of skip hire and waste management services throughout the East Midlands, operating from its two sites in Bourne, Lincolnshire and Peterborough, Cambridgeshire.
Formed in 2002 by Chris Seggie - Managing Director and his father Norman, BSH Recycling have grown from a single vehicle operation to the complete solution it is today. With a fleet of skip lorries, grab and tipper lorries, refuse vehicles and vans… the company has the solution to every waste management problem.
After 13 years of operation from its site in Bourne, Lincolnshire, BSH Recycling opened its sister depot within Peterborough in mid-2015 to cope with high demand. Both sites are registered waste transfer stations, enabling BSH Recycling to process waste material, recycling where possible to deliver industry leading landfill diversion rates.
With over 50 employees, 26 vehicles and in excess of 2000 skips, Bourne Skip Hire have an extensive range of assets at its disposal. Having expanded its coverage area to meet ever-growing customer demand for quality service, the company covers a large catchment area including Bourne, Boston, Sleaford, Grantham, Oakham, Stamford, Deeping, Peterborough, Corby, St Ives, Huntingdon, and Downham Market.
A Commitment to Sustainability:
Back in November 2022, the company invested in a Pronar MRW 2.75G Slow-Speed Tracked Shredder, supplied by Global Machinery Solutions… one of the largest machine dealers and suppliers to the recycling industry in the UK and Europe.
The Pronar MRW 2.75G Slow-Speed Tracked Shredder is a powerful and versatile machine, ideal for a wide range of materials including construction waste, municipal waste, bulky waste, and concrete.
Equipped with an asynchronous gear with specially developed programs, it can process a wide variety of materials without the need to change settings. The shredder is also equipped with easily replaceable shafts in the cassette, allowing for quick preparation of the machine to work on several types of materials.
The Pronar MRW 2.75G shredder weighs just 18 tonnes, making it easy to transport and no movement order required. The long discharge conveyor allows the machine to make a high stockpile, or to directly load trucks. The Volvo Penta 7.7l, 280hp engine allows for smooth operation even with difficult materials.
Chris Seggie, MD - BSH Recycling, commented, “From its conception back in 2002, the Company has evolved and developed into what you see today… an enterprise that focuses on its environmental impact, reducing waste to landfill and quality of its service offering.”
“Previously to investing in the Pronar machine, the Company operated an Arjes 250 Impactor to crush brick rubble and hardcore which was also used to shred wood in order to reduce the size of the material, ideal for increasing the weight loaded into trailers and transport efficiency. However, we could not produce a small enough product for us to be able to sell into the power stations… at that point we started looking at the Pronar machine and how it could transform our operation.”
“Global organised an on-site demonstration which was highly successful, and the machine was commissioned in late 2022. Initially, we only processed wood but Global suggested we should try processing our mixed municipal waste as well. This was also very successful and gave us immediate savings on haulage costs. The machine is now utilised to shred wood and mixed municipal waste, allowing us to load trailers to their full capacity, equating to an additional 10 tonnes per trailer.”
“On average in an eight-hour day/5-day week, we are processing 135 tonnes of wood and 156 tonnes of waste. Additional benefits of the machine are in winter… when shredding wet waste and stockpiling it in a shed, we have found that the heat generated from shredding the material dries it out, creating additional savings on tipping costs.”
“This investment in the new mobile shredder is part of BSH Recycling's commitment to providing its customers with the best possible service. The shredder allows the Company to shred waste and considerably reduces the amount of vehicle movements from site. The shredder also helps to reduce the amount of waste that goes to landfill, an objective which is in line with BSH Recycling's commitment to sustainability.”