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Remondis celebrate business milestone with Kiverco equipment

Kiverco recycling plant

Waste-recycling plant remains a backbone of success for company during challenging economic conditions  

WASTE operators Remondis have celebrated the first anniversary of the opening of their Chester-le-Street recycling site, in County Durham, by praising the performance of a Kiverco construction and demolition (C&D) waste-recycling plant commissioned on site. 

Steve Patterson, managing director of Remondis, said he had no idea how much the company would come to rely on the plant in its first 12 months, particularly in light of the COVID-19 crisis. 

‘Our Kiverco plant, which has just passed its first anniversary, has kept us going through this entire lockdown,’ commented Mr Patterson. ‘The plant has been the backbone of us getting through this critical time and we have relied upon it to allow us provide an essential ongoing service to our key customers.’

According to Remondis, the Kiverco recycling plant has not only helped the business achieve its production and sustainability objectives, but also maintain COVID-19 safety measures in the workplace, thanks to the equipment’s flexible design. 

Mr Patterson continued: ‘During lockdown, one of the key factors that we focused on was taking full advantage of the Kiverco plant’s automated design and adapting the equipment for social distancing.’

The recycling site was previously owned by JBT Waste Service, before Remondis purchased it in November 2016, which has since been redeveloped and installed with the latest recycling and sorting technologies.  

A major investment has been the Kiverco recycling system, which has doubled processing capacity whilst improving quality and quantity of recovered C&D waste. This has allowed Remondis to expand their recycled product offerings to a wider range of customers, including local authorities. 

The 45 tonnes/h Kiverco plant deploys a variety of sorting systems – including screens, magnets and density separators – which has helped deliver increased productivity at Remondis’ Chester-le-Street site. It also uses ‘near-infrared sorting’ technology to deliver maximum recycling plant efficiency. 

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