FCC Environment buys first new JCB Wastemaster in Europe

06 Feb 2013 10:04

Leading recycling and renewable energy company, FCC Environment, has taken delivery of the first JS20MH Wastemaster from JCB to be built in Europe.

One of just four machines to be built before Christmas 2012, JCB’s first dedicated materials handler is set to increase operational efficiency at FCC Environment’s Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) facility in Norwich from January 2013.

The RDF facility will complement the existing material recycling facility (MRF) on the Norwich site, and will enable FCC Environment to offer its customers a fully integrated waste treatment service, including recycling and energy recovery from their waste as an alternative to landfill disposal. While Energy from Waste (EfW) capacity comes on line in the UK, RDF produced at Costessey will be transported to EfW facilities in Europe where there is currently surplus capacity.

David Simpson, Head of Fleet and Plant for FCC Environment, said: “We chose this new JCB Materials Handler to pre-sort and load the feedstock waste at the input end of the RDF production process more effectively.

“The machine’s ability to selectively sort the feedstock material prior to loading and also achieve the desired production rate set it apart from the other material handlers on the market. The long reach and high rise cab make this machine ideally suited for this type of handling operation.”

Alistair Smith, Group Plant Manager, FCC Environment, added: “The JCB JS20MH has the best in class for ground level reach, loadover pin height, swing torque and a competitive lift performance.”

The purchase of JCB’s Wastemaster, is an important step for FCC Environment as it continues to invest in market leading technology and introduce the appropriate waste treatment infrastructure across the business to support its customers’ recycling and recovery needs.


Notes for editors:

From waste to resource.  FCC Environment is a leading UK waste and resource management company, and is part of a global group with a strong heritage in providing services for communities and business.  Our vision is to be the environmental company of choice, delivering change for a sustainable future.  We offer:


Municipal services

Business waste solutions


Green energy

Waste processing and disposal


We employ 2,400 people and operate more than 200 facilities across England, Scotland and Wales.




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