Roberts Waste choose Kiverco to help with future growth


Northern-Ireland company Kiverco recently installed a new C&D waste recovery plant at Roberts Waste in Bridgwater, Somerset. The plant was purchased to replace an older waste with the objective of processing current volumes more efficiently and increasing capacity, thus allowing the company to grow their waste business over the next 3 years.

Roberts Waste are a well-known family business who have been operating for over 80 years in the Somerset area. Sammy Roberts started the business back in the 1930’s selling coal in the local area, his son Terry then took over the business and diversified into demolition and tipper lorries throughout Somerset and the South West. Following Terry’s retirement in 2004, his daughters Vicky and Beccy became the third generation to take over at the helm growing and developing the business which now offers skip hire, licenced asbestos removal, bulk earth moving and demolition services.


This latest investment from Roberts Waste will enable the company to handle more waste each day from the Somerset area. The Kiverco plant consists of a hopper/feeder, Combi waste screen, five-bay picking station for manual sorting, two overband magnets to remove ferrous metals, an Air Density Separator (ADS) to remove lights material from the mid-size fraction and a powerful fan blower to remove any lights found in the oversize hardcore material at the end of the recovery process.


Commenting on this latest investment from Roberts, Beccy Roberts stated:

This is a really exciting and important investment for us to continue our growth plans by handling and processing more waste. As a company, we are committed to diverting as much waste as possible from landfill in the Somerset area, and the Kiverco plant will certainly help us to achieve our goal. Vicky and I are the third generation and committed to being progressive and innovative in developing the business like our father and grandfather.”

Maximising Recovery

Kiverco has been designing, manufacturing and installing waste recovery plants for more than a quarter of a century. They are renowned for the quality, robustness, reliability and overall performance of their waste plants and are a highly respected waste plant provider in the UK.

Known for also integrating world-class partner technologies such as waste screens, optical sorters and large drum separators, the plant at Roberts Waste was 95% manufactured at Kiverco’s head-quarters near Dungannon in Northern Ireland.

Con Gallagher, Global Sales Manager at Kiverco, was delighted with this latest project in the UK: “The UK has been and continues to be Kiverco’s most important market and we are delighted to once again secure this order from the region. Roberts Waste are a well-known business in the South West and we were very pleased when Beccy, Richard and Vicky chose Kiverco to design and install this waste plant. They are committed to recovering as much clean waste product as possible from their incoming waste stream and help contribute to a more sustainable future for everyone.”


The Kiverco plant is designed to process more than 60,000 tonnes per annum of construction and demolition waste. The system will recover fines, hardcore (brick/concrete), ferrous metals, non-ferrous, hard plastics, plastic bottles (HDPE & PET), wood, cardboard, and an RDF/SRF product.


Roberts’ decision on choosing Kiverco for this plant was summed up by Beccy who said:

“Kiverco listened intently to what we needed now and for the future to guarantee our business and environmental objectives were met. We felt they understood our vision and clearly demonstrated their capabilities both in terms of knowledge and reference sites which they shared with us. We are delighted with how professionally they have worked as a team with Roberts– from meeting deadlines, to install and commissioning – they have been exceptional!”


Michael McMenamin, Regional Sales Manager at Kiverco concluded:

“We were delighted to be selected by Beccy and her team to design, manufacture and install this recycling solution. It is another Kiverco plant for the UK to help meet the recycling targets nationally and locally. Roberts have been a real pleasure to work with and I would like to wish them every success as they strive to take their business to the next level. “


Kiverco recycling solutions are utilised across the world in Europe, North America, the Middle East and Australasia with more than 300 installations in the UK alone.