A SKIP hire firm which branched into waste and recycling is set to boost its recycling recovery rates thanks to a powerful new shredder.

M&M Solutions, which operates from its HQ in Cassington, is now handling 150,000 tonnes of materials each year.

The firm's new UNTHA RS100 shredder can process the wide variety of materials generated from its recycling plant: oversized material from the plant is size-reduced before being returned for greater commodity recovery, while the shredder can also process specific materials including uPVC window frames for FE, non-FE and clean uPVC recovery. The machine is currently configured to handle 3,500kg an hour.

Commenting on the technology investment, M&M’s managing director Rob Fluckiger said: “Carefully considered recycling methodologies are one thing, but as we strive for even higher recovery performance it is crucial that a business like ours looks carefully at its liberation strategies.

“Many of the complex materials that we’re handling – particularly from the construction and demolition industry – contain valuable composite parts that we need to ‘free’ to further boost our recycling rates. The RS100 therefore enables us to size-reduce, liberate and produce a saleable finished product for remanufacturing.”

The 46-year-old business is a well-known name in the resource sector, with a history spanning coal distribution, skip hire and – most recently – end-to-end waste collection, management and treatment, at the plant in Cassington.