Bywaters owns and operates two sites, a 9.2 acre Recycling and Recovery Centre in Bow and an 8.5 acre Recycling and Resource Management Centre in Leyton.
Recycling and recovery centre, Bow
During 2007, Bywaters invested £7million installing a cutting-edge Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) at our Recycling and Recovery Centre in Bow. Operational from March 2008, this is the largest undercover dry recyclable MRF in London with a capacity of 250,000 tonnes per annum.
The MRF has been designed to process a wide range of co-mingled office and commercial dry recyclables and works seamlessly with the unique 'Bycycler' recycling system that we are rolling out to make recycling easy for our customers and their staff.
The MRF is largely automated to maximise efficiency and recovery rates. It employs state-of-the-art technology to recover a different material at every point of the process, generating fifteen different material streams for recycling.
Bywaters also operates a plasterboard MRF at the Recycling and Recovery Centre having been recycling plasterboard for British Gypsum since early 2006.
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Recycling and Resource Management centre, Leyton
Bywaters operates construction recycling and residual waste operations from our Recycling and Resource Management Centre in Leyton. Our manual Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) allows us to sort general waste, maximising our recycling and ensuring our customers confirm to the pre-treatment legislation introduced in 2007.
In conjunction with a trommel, the MRF also allows us to achieve an average construction recycling rate of 80%. In 2008, the company will be extending the construction recycling facility in Leyton to build on this recycling rate.