NHS Scotland

Eco-Smart Food Waste Dryer Installations-NHS Scotland
Left:Two ES150 Eco-Smarts at Perth Royal Infirmary; Middle: one of two ES500 Eco-Smart food waste dryers at Ninewells Hospital, Dundee; Right: 25kg of dry residue discharged from an ES500 (350kg capacity unit) at Ninewells hospital.

Bergmann Direct are a leading supplier of food waste disposal systems to NHS Scotland with our Eco-Smart Food Waste Dryer.

The Eco-Smart dries raw food waste overnight and turns a nasty, smelly waste stream into a sterile, dry residue overnight, reducing disposal costs by up to 80% and eliminating the need to fill (and wash out) bins with raw waste, risks from vermin of food waste left outside in bins, smells from food waste in bins in hot weather and the need to empty bins frequently. (See the right hand picture above which shows 25kg of dried food residue from 250kg of raw food waste dried overnight.)

NHS Lothian has the ES300 Eco-Smart at St John’s Hospital, Livingston while NHS Tayside has two ES500 units at Ninewells hospital, Dundee (middle picture above), two ES150 units at Perth Royal Infirmary (picture left above) and one ES300 at Royal Victoria Hospital in Dundee.

NHS Highland has one ES300 at Raigmore hospital in Inverness.

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde are the most recent NHS Scotland Health Board to opt for the Eco-Smart food waste dryer with installations at Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Gartnavel General and Royal Hospitals, Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley, Inverclyde Royal Hospital (all ES500 units), Leverndale Hospital (ES80), Vale of Leven Hospital and Stobhill Hospitals (ES150 units).


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    Bergmann Direct supply a full range of vertical, semi-automatic horizontal waste balers and fully automatic horizontal balers.

    Our waste balers can handle all the standard materials such as cardboard, soft plastics (shrink-wrap, plastic sheeting), PET bottles, hard plastics, aluminium and steel cans even difficult materials such as RDF which require plastic strapping and wrapping to be compliant.

    Bergmann Direct supply a range of vertical balers. for cardboard, plastic and metal cans. Mill-size balers are ideal for low to medium volumes (0.3 – 1 tonne per hour) of cardboard, soft plastics, PET bottles*, aluminium and steel cans. UK paper mills require ‘mill-size’ bales in order to attract rebates on cardboard. Manually loaded and tied off. Bale pressure up to 50 tonnes. View the Vertical Baler range here.

    Semi - Automatic (Manual Tie) horizontal waste balers.are ideal for larger volumes (1 to 3 tonnes per hour) of cardboard, plastics, PET bottles*, aluminium and steel cans,  where volume loading is required from a bin lifter, bucket, forklift truck or a conveyor. All bales are ‘mill-sized’. The bales are tied off by hand and the bale is fully-ejected before another bale or another material is started. Bale pressure from 80 to 120 tonnes.

    The fully - automatic (auto-tie) horizontal waste balers.is required when volume processing 3 to 16 tonnes per hour. Bales are automatically tied off and pushed out (the bale behind pushes out the bale in front). Feeding is typically by bucket, forklift truck, conveyor or chute. All bales are ‘mill-sized’. Bale pressure from 40 to 120 tonnes.

    RDF is a difficult material which is often made up of small particles of residual waste after the main items have been outsorted. It requires a) high pressure; b) plastic ties and c) bale wrapping. You need a plastic tie facility on your baler which RDF balers.use and you will need a bale wrapper aswell. Feeding is typically by conveyor.