How Rye River Brewing Company Are Saving on Glass Disposal Costs

PEL Waste Reduction Equipment BB022 MEGA JAWS INDUSTRIAL GLASS BOTTLE CRUSHERPEL Waste Reduction Equipment has installed a BB022 large capacity industrial glass bottle crusher in the Rye River Brewing Company. The BB022 will allow Rye River to efficiently manage waste glass bottles generated across their site and save on the overall handling and disposal costs of this waste.

The Rye River Brewing Company, based in Celbridge, Kildare employs over 40 people across the production facility and the visitor centre located on the Celbridge site. The company produces a range of over twenty beers under the Solas, Crafty Brewing Company, Grafters and McGargles brands. Rye River also offers a very popular tour of the brewery and a tasting experience in the visitor centre. Historically, managing glass bottles across the site was a highly manual process involving transporting, sorting and storing of the waste glass prior to collection by an external waste management company.

PEL Waste Reduction Equipment installed a BB022 to allow Rye River Brewing Company to reduce the costs associated with managing their waste glass bottles. The BB022 is a heavy duty waste glass bottle crusher designed to reduce the volume of waste glass containers by 80%. The machine is powered by a 3-phase motor and the waste glass is fed to the BB022 by hand or via a conveyor system. The waste glass cullet (crushed glass) is held in a forklift skip located in the base of the machine and this skip holds the equivalent of approximately 4000 bottles of crushed glass. Rye River Brewing Company are no longer moving, sorting and sorting their waste glass bottles – the bottles are handled once when they are fed to the machine. Additionally, noise pollution from tipping glass bottles held in bins has been eliminated so the neighbouring communities are enjoying a benefit from the BB022 as well. The cullet size of the waste glass produced by the BB022 is maintained at a level which allows it to be reprocessed into new bottles thus Rye River Brewing Company are reducing their overall environmental footprint by the installation of this machine.

About PEL Waste Reduction Equipment

PEL Waste Reduction Equipment offers a range of glass bottle crushers, bin compactors, vertical balers and IoT litter bins which are designed, developed and manufactured in our Co. Mayo plant. All our products reduce waste volumes and the costs associated with the disposal of those wastes. We also offer a bespoke design service and can build machines to solve unique waste reduction issues brought by our customers. Call us today to discuss your volume reduction requirement and explore how we can help to solve the waste issues faced by your business.


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PEL in Ballindine, Co. Mayo is a leading manufacturer of bottle crushers, bin compactors, vertical balers and IoT litter bins serving a global customer base via offices in Ireland, the UK and a network of international distributors. The BriteBin™ is the latest addition to the product range and adds to PEL’s recognition as leading innovator in the waste reduction market.

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