CIWM Business Club Member News Round Up

Taylor Celebrates Millionth Bin Refurbishment

busclubfebpic2Taylor is celebrating its 1,000,000 bin refurbishment in addition to over a decade of being on the Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation (ESPO) framework.

Taylor’s bin refurbishment programme provides a “bin rejuvenation” service that it says guarantees to extend the container’s life by a further six years – the same lifespan guaranteed for a brand new bin, according to Taylor.

Each refurbishment uses genuine Taylor spares that comply with EN840 and follow the HSE’s WISH guidelines.

The ESPO framework supports local authorities, central government agencies and ministries and the NHS and emergency services.

On the success of Taylor’s refurbishment programme Julian Gaylor, sales and marketing director, said: “To have been on the ESPO framework for so long is testament to Taylor’s ability to consistently deliver quality at a price that appeals to local authorities throughout the UK.

“Bin refurbishment on this scale is no mean feat however after over a decade of working with ESPO we know that each and every organisation on the framework feels assured in the fact that they get the same level of service and quality at a competitive price each and every time.”

Taylor extended its refurbishment offering in 2012 by launching the Courtesy Bin service. The scheme provides local authorities with continuity of service by replacing containers in need of refurbishing with temporary replacements.


Johnston Sweepers Expands Manufacturing Plant In Dorking

28-02-14(3)As a result of it expanding its manufacturing plant in Dorking, investing £11m in new production processes and the very latest technology, Johnston Sweepers is now looking for up to twenty welders to meet its growing output.

If you are looking to gain a new skill and a new career in the dynamic world of engineering, Johnston Sweepers is offering the deal of a lifetime.

The Dorking-based company is launching a sponsored three-month training course in the art of welding, starting on 1 March 2014, to anyone looking for a new skill, and a new start – with a job at the end providing you pass the course.

Johnston Sweepers has been manufacturing road sweepers in Dorking for more than 75 years and is one of the world’s leading producers of outdoor street cleansing machines. The sweepers designed and built at Dorking are sold all over the world and are renowned for their pioneering design and high performance, the wide range of engineering elements and skills involved in their production making them surprisingly exciting to work with.


Geesinknorba Supplies 28 Vehicles To Lewisham And Guildford 

Geesinknorba has completed delivery of 15 refuse collection vehicles to the London Borough of Lewisham, with whom it has a partnership dating back to the 1980s.

The vehicles were all Geesinknorba’s G series with integrated automatic split lifts on Mercedes Econic chassis. They are popular for their versatility and are widely used to collect different waste streams.

Ten of the vehicles were standard width 22m3 combi-split bodies but the other five were the smaller 20m3 bodies mounted on shorter wheelbases. With the rear-steer chassis this gives the vehicles much more manoeuvrability in tight city streets with only slightly reduced collection capacities.

Geesinknorba has also broken into new territory by selling 13 refuse collection vehicles to Guildford Borough Council.

The vehicles were all Geesinknorba’s MF series with split-bodies designed for multi-faction collection which are widely used in recycling operations. They were fitted with Geesinknorba’s L500 automatic split-lifts and mounted on Mercedes rear-steer chassis.

Geeisnknorba’s UK business director Bob Billington said: “This is another conquest territory for us so we’re delighted. Our vehicles were competitively priced and designed to do the job Guildford were looking for.

“In particular, the L500 lifts have the advantage of an almost vertical lifting action and don’t swing out as other lifts tend to which has obvious health and safety advantages.”


UNTHA UK Adopts Educative Stance For Sustainability Live


UNTHA UK is inviting existing and prospective customers visit it at Sustainability Live (stand E64) to learn how to devise the most efficient and cost-effective shredding system for their organic waste or alternative fuel production facilities.

The main focal point of the stand will be an informative “Best practice RDF and SRF production” wall. Spanning the full width of the UNTHA UK hub, it will advise how to turn today’s waste into tomorrow’s fuel, whilst maximising profitability along the way.

The team’s energy recovery experts will also be on hand to answer any questions specific to delegates’ own waste handling plants.

Managing director Chris Oldfield explains: “Our industry experience and knowledge means we are well-placed to offer an array of expertise and advice, and we will share as much of this as possible, to encourage wider resource efficiency progress in the UK.”

UNTHA UK’s stand will also play host to the team’s new compact shredder for food waste and packaging – the UNTHA S25. The smallest and lowest cost machine ever manufactured by the Austrian-owned shredding pioneers, this clever two shaft shredder is supplied as a complete CE certified system that is ready to “plug and go”.

Sustainability Live will take place at the NEC Birmingham, from 1-3 April 2014. To pre-register for free entry, please visit

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