The 4000 series is Red Rhino Crusher's smallest.

The 4000 series is Red Rhino Crusher's smallest.

The increasing costs of depositing building waste at landfill sites in the UK is creating a powerful incentive to process and re-use materials on site, presenting rental companies with a lucrative potential market in mini-crushers, said Red Rhino Crushers, the UK portable crusher manufacturer.

The UK’s current land fill tax of £32/t (€40/t) will rise to £40/t (€50/t) next year and to £48/t (€60/t) on 1 April 2010. Currently 60 million t of construction and demolition waste goes to UK landfills, at an average cost of £27.60/t (€34.5/t).

Tim Mitchell, Red Rhino’s managing director, estimated the possible savings for contractors at £25/t (€31/t), based on the typical operating costs of on-site crushers. These savings would provide rental companies with a powerful argument to contractors.

Red Rhino, which makes three lines of tracked crushers, the 1420 kg 4000 series, the 2900 kg 5000 series, and the 9500 kg 700 series, held a seminar on waste management in June at which contractors and rental companies heard from experts on the new regulations.

John Woodward, a member of the Institute of Demolition Engineers Council of Management, said demolition and on-site waste management was “no longer the domain of the big boys.” He said small contractors are being increasingly compelled by economics and are now capable of processing waste on-site themselves.

Construction and demolition waste is a priority area for action by government in the UK. As of April this year, site waste management plans are necessary for projects above £300000 in value. The plans require identification of agents who will remove waste from sites and specification of all waste destinations. Projects above £500000 require more detailed descriptions of planned waste disposal.

Mobile crushers offer new rental opportunity says Red Rhino

The increasing costs of depositing building waste at landfill sites in the UK is creating a powerful incentive to process and re-use materials on site, presenting rental companies with a lucrative potential market in mini-crushers, said Red Rhino Crushers, the UK portable crusher manufacturer.

The UK’s current land fill tax of £32/t (€40/t) will rise to £40/t (€50/t) next year and to £48/t (€60/t) on 1 April 2010. Currently 60 million t of construction and demolition waste goes to UK landfills, at an average cost of £27.60/t (€34.5/t).

Tim Mitchell, Red Rhino’s managing director, estimated the possible savings for contractors at £25/t (€31/t), based on the typical operating costs of on-site crushers. These savings would provide rental companies with a powerful argument to contractors.

Red Rhino, which makes three lines of tracked crushers, the 1420 kg 4000 series, the 2900 kg 5000 series, and the 9500 kg 700 series, held a seminar on waste management in June at which contractors and rental companies heard from experts on the new regulations.

John Woodward, a member of the Institute of Demolition Engineers Council of Management, said demolition and on-site waste management was “no longer the domain of the big boys.” He said small contractors are being increasingly compelled by economics and are now capable of processing waste on-site themselves.

Construction and demolition waste is a priority area for action by government in the UK. As of April this year, site waste management plans are necessary for projects above £300000 in value. The plans require identification of agents who will remove waste from sites and specification of all waste destinations. Projects above £500000 require more detailed descriptions of planned waste disposal.

The increasing costs of depositing building waste at landfill sites in the UK is creating a powerful incentive to process and re-use materials on site, presenting rental companies with a lucrative potential market in mini-crushers, said Red Rhino Crushers, the UK portable crusher manufacturer. The UK’s current land fill tax of £32/t (€40/t) will rise to £40/t (€50/t) next year and to £48/t (€60/t) on 1 April 2010. Currently 60 million t of construction and demolition waste goes to UK landfills, at an average cost of £27.60/t (€34.5/t). Tim Mitchell, Red Rhino’s managing director, estimated the possible savings for contractors at £25/t (€31/t), based on the typical operating costs of on-site crushers. These savings would provide rental companies with a powerful argument to contractors. Red Rhino, which makes three lines of tracked crushers, the 1420 kg 4000 series, the 2900 kg 5000 series, and the 9500 kg 700 series, held a seminar on waste management in June at which contractors and rental companies heard from experts on the new regulations. John Woodward, a member of the Institute of Demolition Engineers Council of Management, said demolition and on-site waste management was “no longer the domain of the big boys.” He said small contractors are being increasingly compelled by economics and are now capable of processing waste on-site themselves. Construction and demolition waste is a priority area for action by government in the UK. As of April this year, site waste management plans are necessary for projects above £300000 in value. The plans require identification of agents who will remove waste from sites and specification of all waste destinations. Projects above £500000 require more detailed descriptions of planned waste disposal.

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