Building for waste
25 January 2013
As part of Travis Perkins' nationwide project to bring its waste processing in-house, the company purchased three waste processing machines to sort and bale cardboard collected from its various branches. Providing cove
The company built a 15m wide by 20m long building around the machinery. It has an eave height of 5.2m to accommodate the auto baler and two roller shutter doors for forklift access. As no insulation was required, single skin steel cladding was used for the walls, together with a PVC roof system.
Travis Perkins opted to purchase the building as the new operation is a long-term project. The company can process 4.5t of cardboard into bales every. Skips have been removed, leading to significant savings, and bales are sold on for recycling.