Based at Longue Hougue, some two miles north of Guernsey’s capital, St Peter Port, the new facility has been commissioned and built as part the Island’s waste strategy to relieve pressure on the existing landfill site, which is approaching capacity.
The Guernsey waste transfer station is comprised of three halls:
• Hall 1 contains a food drop off bunker and associated processing equipment;
• Hall 2 contains two large drop off bunkers for general household black bag waste and pre-sorted commercial waste. The material is mixed on the floor and loaded into a shredder;
• Hall 3 contains a glass storage bunker and all of the processing equipment which handles the general waste converting it into material classified as refuse derived fuel (RDF) bales ready for export.
In all, there are six new JCB machines in operation across the site: four TLT35Ds; a 541-70; and a 437 front wheeled loader from the JCB Wastemaster range. JH Mahy & Sons, JCB’s dealer partner on Guernsey, was successful in being selected through a competitive tender process to supply the equipment.
Joe Adams, manager at the Longue Hougue site, says: “With Guernsey’s landfill facilities close to being full, the new WTS is strategically important in delivering Guernsey’s waste strategy programme.
“The facility will work hard and so we need materials handling equipment that we can rely on, with on island back-up and support.”
David Banks, JCB’s sales manager for the Waste and Recycling Sector, adds: “This project highlights the confidence that JCB customers have in the JCB Wastemaster range of equipment when it comes to specifying machinery for large scale waste and recycling schemes across the UK and Europe.”