Scottish Borders Council is a rural authority with small towns and HWRCs serving modest populations. Compaction is vital to reduce transport costs and the Bergmann APB607, supplied as part of the Scottish Government procurement platform Scotland Excel the chosen solution. Bergmann compactors have a unique cylinder configuration which eliminates the chamber behind the press plate common on standard compactors. This chamber typically has to be cleaned out on a regular basis by maintenance and operational staff otherwise the cylinders can jam and be damaged but with a Bergmann compactor there is no need. The Scottish Borders’ machines feature the side-hinged lid which acts as a hopper and a lockable control panel.