Motor manufacturer boosts recycling agenda with Riverside waste baler

Motor manufacturer boosts recycling agenda with Riverside waste baler

Specialist motor and gearbox manufacturer Mellor Electrics has overhauled its approach to recycling with the help of a mill size baler from Riverside Waste Machinery.

And thanks to the quality and volume of bales it can produce, this world-leading engineering firm looks set to achieve a return on investment in as little as 15 months.

With a global and varied client-base, Mellor Electrics buys in a wide range of component parts to fuel its diverse production. Each delivery presents multiple packaging ‘wastes’ which are difficult to store and expensive to dispose of.

Managing director Stephen Halliwell therefore sought to invest in new waste handling technology that would address this cost whilst improving the company’s sustainability agenda.

Online research brought him to Riverside Waste Machinery, and a robust waste audit from the baling team revealed that a mill size waste baler would fit the bill.

Stephen explains: “Riverside’s managing director Jonathan Oldfield recommended the RWM 500 – a robust vertical baler that would enable us to produce both paper and cardboard bales of up to 500kg.

“I soon knew we’d found just what we needed and, following a prompt delivery, hassle-free installation and comprehensive operator training, we have a machine that will have paid for itself in only 15 months.”


Mellor Electrics now benefits from a £400 net saving per month, thanks to reduced skip collection fees and the revenue stream generated from the sale of these baled recyclables. The cardboard baler has also been supplied with a full servicing contract to optimise its operational capacity long into the future.