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Free baler trial from Mil-Tek recycling initiative

Balers shown to cut company waste management costs by up to 80%

In a move designed to help businesses respond to the 20% increase in the standard rate of tax from £40 to £48 for each tonne of waste sent to landfill, effective 1 April 2010 and announced in this week’s Budget, waste solutions company Mil-tek is launching a "free, no strings attached" two-week baler trial for companies of all sizes. The government now plans to raise landfill tax to £80 per tonne by 2014/15, extending its annual increase in the tax by a year. Accountant Deloitte’s environmental tax team has said that landfill tax increases will lead to "significant increases" in the cost of disposing of waste for businesses.

By compacting and baling segregated cardboard and plastics for onward recycling,
Mil-tek’s air-powered, lower-energy-consumption balers significantly reduce the
number of skips and lifts-to-landfill, saving companies up to 80% in waste
management costs, and in some cases can generate additional revenues through the
onward sale of recyclable materials.

"By removing cardboard, plastic and other recyclable materials from their
general waste companies increase recycling and avoid landfill tax increases –
and by sorting, baling and recycling, business are also complying with the pre-
treatment environmental legislation that has been in force since October 2007"
says Mil-tek GB sales director Bryan Wingfield. "Perhaps most importantly, they
are reducing their landfill tax bill".

Mil-tek is a market-leading international waste solutions company and an
innovator in its field. Its ‘ECOdrive’ technology allows its compactors to
consume up to 60% less energy than other machines, while the company’s ‘Xpress’
range can compact general waste down to one-tenth of its original size.

Mil-tek trades worldwide and supports its products with a full range of
nationwide training and maintenance services, provided (in the UK) by seven
sales and service depots.

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