To better manage its landfill operation, Newcastle City Council recently ordered three Accuweigh hook truck weighing systems to accurately monitor the volume of waste products being added to their landfill cells.
Waste material received from the various waste transfer facilities of N.C.C. are sorted into nominated skip bins (solid waste, inert and general waste, concrete and green waste.
When full, these bins are picked up by a hook truck fitted with an Accuweigh On-board Weighing System which then records and stores the weight of the waste material and the barcode identification of the skip before being emptied at the nominated landfill cell.
At the end of the day, the stored data is downloaded into a spread sheet for waste volumes to be calculated on each product cell for EPA requirements.
This allows N.C.C. to more accurately forecast the current capacity each cell, the soil cover requirements, the compaction ratio and also the residual air space of each cell.
The Accuweigh Hook Truck Weighing System provides an economical means of providing accurate data to assist the N.C.C. to better manage this landfill operation.
Trade Approved weighing systems are also available to suit a variety of truck layouts.