After the Government announced the outrageous increases to the landfill tax, skip hire and waste management companies were left wondering how they could continue without going out of business.
The shock of the changes – which occurred over-night, with little warning – has seen last few days become a struggle as companies do their best to come to terms and prepare for the future in a bid to stay afloat.
As the industry searches for solutions, one possibility that they will come across is the Max X Tract from Worsley Plant. This machine can dramatically reduce trommel fines – much more so than the average trommels and screens – allowing around 80% to be recycled.
It allows companies to recover stone, lights (RDF), wood, -5mm fines, ferrous and non ferrous metals – meaning much less goes to the landfill.
Skip Hire Magazine spoke to James Wheeldon from Wheeldon Brothers, who ordered a Max X Tract last November. With the interest in the product now increasing, we asked him why he ordered one so early.
He said: “I ordered it back in November mainly because I knew it was coming!”
“I didn’t think it would come along quite like this, but I just knew I needed to be ahead of the game.
“Though we haven’t had it in for too long, it has been very good so far – I am impressed with it.
“I’m able to separate materials much easier, which should result in less to the landfill.
“I just feel lucky and privileged to have this machine, so we’ll see how it works out.”
We went on to ask James for his thoughts on the increases the Government have introduced on landfill tax charges.
“It is absolutely ridiculous! These kinds of changes could quite easily make companies bankrupt and put them out of business,” he said.
“There’s been no time to prepare, either. It came all of a sudden – what can companies do?
“It is completely unnecessary and ruthless – it’s this Government all over. They’re pushing everyone to recycling but then denying the outlets for that – where’s the sense in that?”
You can sign the petition against the landfill tax rises here: http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/landfill-tax/