London United Busways operates a fleet of over 600 buses on 60 routes within central and southwest London. The company has 6 garages in the London area and employs 1800 staff.

Before the introduction of the P50 compactor’s staff at London United Busways disposed of their waste in open skips and wheeled containers. These containers needed to be emptied on a weekly basis, which was proving to be costly.

Pakawaste were recommended to London United Busways by Carcarc Environmental who deal with waste disposal on behalf of the company. Following a comprehensive waste audit Pakawaste were able to recommend the installation of three P50 static compactors to deal with the general waste produced from garages, canteens, offices and the buses themselves.

The Powerkrush 50 is the smallest compactor in Pakawaste’s static’s range and is ideal for the requirements of light industry. The compaction unit remains on site and containers are replaced as required, ensuring that the user is never left without a compaction facility on site. The Powerkrush 50 machine reduces waste volumes by a ratio of up to 5.1 allowing London United Busways to significantly reduce collections. The introduction of the compactors means that only one 35yrd cubic container, per compactor, is emptied per month meaning, reducing waste disposal costs by almost 50%.

In addition to the financial advantages which the purchase of the Powerkrush 50 has offered, London United Busways have also found it easier to maintain a clean and tidy site by containerising their waste. Hazards traditionally associated with the storage of large quantities of loose waste on site, such as fire and vermin and been significantly minimised.

London United Busways have been delighted with both the performances of their Powerkrush 50 machines, and the cost savings that they will allow them to make.

For further press information please contact Claire Wilson at Pakawaste Limited, Tel (01772) 796688, Fax (01772) 792474.

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