Murray Browns is an independent, family-owned company headquartered in Flixton, near Scarborough, owned and managed by Melvyn and James Brown. Serving the North Yorkshire region, the company has been established for over 41 years providing a range of services, in addition to recycling and waste management, which includes skip hire, quarried and recycled aggregates, agricultural lime and the supply and spreading of fertiliser.
Recently Murray Browns asked the team at Blue Central and the engineers at BlueMAC to come up with a solution to their need for a future-proof MRF system. The ever increasing volumes of commercial and C&D waste materials that are being recycled by Murray Browns at their Flixton waste treatment centre necessitated the design, manufacture and installation of a bespoke materials recycling facility (MRF) to replace their old small recycling plant which, although giving sterling service for many years, was now in need of replacement. Melvyn and James report that the plant is performing very well indeed and James Brown commented “We’d been to see some of the first BlueMAC MRFs operating in London and were extremely impressed by the design, build quality and performance.” He continued “What we saw and heard from the owners of the plants convinced us that a BlueMAC system was the best option and, of course, our long relationship with Blue Machinery Central made the choice that much easier. We are also aware of Blue’s industry leading after-sales service and spares back-up and this too was another positive influence on our decision making process.”
The BlueMAC MRF at the Murray Browns premises has been designed and tailor-made not only to produce the required specific clean saleable recyclables but also to fit neatly in the 7 acre site and allow materials handling to be carried out safely and efficiently around the new plant. Material flow is continuous throughout the working day, with the incoming C&D and commercial waste being conveyed and processed through a series of compatible, linked machines, including two bespoke picking stations and a fines clean-up line.
"We’d been to see some of the first BlueMAC MRFs operating in London and were extremely impressed by the design, build quality and performance."