With the trommel fines situation kicking off in 2012, Dickinson decided to go back to the drawing board and review where his business should be heading. As the amount of waste coming in to the yard increased, Dickinson realised he would have to make a substantial investment in to some kit in order to make the site run as profitably as possible.
“With the waste coming to us, it was more important for me to invest in equipment rather then put more lorries on the road.” Dickinson took this decision seriously, doing extensive research on all the manufacturers who could potentially offer him a solution to the type of bespoke machinery that he had in mind. “A lot of manufacturers rushed out bits of kit (after the tax increase on trommel fines was announced) but we decided that if we were going to buy something that could cater for the changing market, we should take our time over it.”
After months of research and negotiations with Max Innovate (the dealer for Edge in the north of England) they decided the Edge Fines Plant was most suited to their needs.