A multi-million-pound investment in plant and vehicles has propelled Perthshire-based recycling and resource management company Binn Group to the forefront of Scotland’s war on waste.
Hard on the heels of the development and commissioning of Scotland’s first Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF) facility, the country’s leading independent waste management company is now investing significantly in upgrading and expanding its fleet of collection vehicles.
Binn Group Chief executive Allan MacGregor explained the need for continued investment to meet the demands of a constantly-evolving industry.
“Standing still is not an option to compete in this field,” he said. “We want to continue to develop and grow and to do that we need to invest in the very latest technology – both in terms of plant for resource handling and recycling and in our fleet of collection vehicles.”
Mr MacGregor explained that as environmental issues climb higher up every company’s board room agenda, the demand for more meaningful, accurate and immediate data relating to waste collection and recycling grows.
“We have to ensure we can deliver that type of service for each and every one of our clients,” said Mr MacGregor, “and that means keeping abreast of the changing technology. We have to keep our service delivery at the optimum level.”
Helping meet that requirement is the state-of-the-art technology on all new Binn Group vehicles which includes on-board weighing to feed data straight through to their computer system and provide accurate detailed recordings in real time for customers.
Binn Group’s new fleet currently rolling out of their Binn Ecopark headquarters at Glenfarg includes four trade waste lorries with specialised waste stream pods, a top-loader dedicated food waste truck, three articulated lorries, two hook lift trucks and three new skip carriers.
This sees Binn Group operate a fleet of over 50 collection vehicles throughout Perthshire, Fife, Dundee, Angus and Stirlingshire.
The company’s recently commissioned SRF plant now produces thousands of tonnes of separated, dehydrated, shredded and baled waste each month.
The work being carried out 24/7 at Scotland’s first and only SRF facility is now diverting waste which previously went to landfill to fuel and energy.
Binn Group’s recent and ongoing investment is at the forefront of Scottish Government ambitions for landfill reduction and the full recycling circular economy.
And Mr MacGregor is confident this latest round of major investment will cement Binn Group’s position as a key industry operator in Scotland.
“From a skip hire company launched as an agriculture diversification scheme in 2001, we have grown to be recognised as one of the key players in the industry, employing more than 140 people,” said Mr MacGregor. “That development, coupled with our continuing drive to lead the field in recycling and resource management in Scotland, shows the passion and commitment of everyone involved at Binn Group. “Seeing how far we have come makes me proud every single day.”