Vehicle repair centres perfect for waste saving solutions

23rd Oct 2015

Vehicle repair centres generate lots of different waste types in large quantities. Cardboard, plastic and waste paint cans often end up mixed together in skips or general waste bins. These tend to overflow and require frequent collections, which cost money these businesses don’t want to spend and don’t need to spend. Overflowing waste also makes businesses look untidy and creates a bad impression for the public.

Vehicle repair centres always have their own air system, so installing a pneumatic machine into the premises is an easy step to take. Having your own air system means you save money on the weekly rental of the machine as a compressor isn’t needed.

XL Motors Accident Repair Centre in Coventry is a great example of a business that was struggling with its waste but had everything in place for some recycling and waste reducing equipment. The skips on site often overflowed, meaning cardboard and plastic ended up in the general waste and collection costs were high. Installing a pneumatic baler on site was logical as the repair centre produces its own air. A QCR 305 baler was delivered and since 2011 the machine has baled all of the cardboard, paper and plastic. A QCR XP200 bin compactor was introduced a year later to reduce their general waste volumes. Skip numbers have been reduced 3:1 and rebates are being achieved on the baled cardboard, paper and plastic. This is an excellent success story.

A QCR 305 pneumatic baler (left) is the perfect machine for XL Motors Accident Repair Centre. The baler is linked to their existing air supply and bales their waste cardboard, paper and plastic.The XP200 bin compactor (right) compresses all of their general waste, which has helped to reduce skip numbers 3:1.


Central Accident, based in Wednesbury had a very similar profile to XL Motors. They too produced their own air and had a 305 baler installed. After their five year rental was due to expire this year, we popped along to resign their machine for another five years but noticed they were producing more waste. We were able to offer Central Accident an upgrade to a bigger machine for the same weekly rental price, which they were unexpectedly delighted with. They now rent a QCR 306 (pictured right), which has a bigger capacity for cardboard and plastic.

If your vehicle repair centre could do with a waste saving solution, QCR can help you. To arrange a free site survey, get in touch


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