UK recycler renews with Kiverco plant

By Leila Steed04 November 2021

British company Smiths (Gloucester) has upgraded its waste recycling facilities with the addition of a new static recycling plant from Kiverco.

Said to be one of the largest construction and waste management companies in the south west of England, Smiths is a family-run business that operates both construction and demolition business divisions.

It was established almost 40 years ago and now provides a range of construction sector services including plant and skip hire, transport, drainage and asbestos removal.

According to specialist manufacturer Kiverco, which recently represented the UK at the World Expo event in Dubai, Smiths’ new plant can process a “huge quantity of C&D (construction and demolition) waste” and its design incorporates a fines clean-up system.

Smiths added the new waste recycling plant as a replacement for its previous unit, which had become obsolete.

Ian Watson at Smiths (Gloucester), said: “Our old plant had become unreliable and was not sustainable. Kiverco is the leading C&D plant provider in the UK, and we wanted to invest in the very best of waste separation plants to ensure higher levels of purity and greater throughput for our business to grow.”

“Sustainability is very important to the Smith family, we’re very aware of the strains on our environment, and we see our new asset as an investment for generations to come.”

Kiverco’s Marcus McAlinden added: “Smiths (Gloucester)  had carried out extensive research over the past few years for a waste processing plant that would increase their throughput tonnages and achieve high levels of purity in their recyclables. We look forward to supporting them in any way we can.”

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