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Recycle Direct announces innovative new range of Smart Balers

Monday 07 August 2017

Recycle Direct are pleased and delighted to announce their award winning baler.

The RD Smart Baler does things a little bit differently. If you’re investing in a baling system, you’ll need a robust machine that allows for the growth of your business. The RD Smart, is a one of kind, with the ability to grow when your business grows, reducing the need to purchase a new machine each time your capacity increases. 

The RD Smart Baler innovatively uses a ‘bolt-on’ system to increase the capacity and performance, allowing you to use the same machine whilst reducing costs and improving efficiency. 

Designed and manufactured in Bridgend, South Wales by Recycle Direct, the new range of balers is an addition to their variety of recycling systems, along with their highly skilled team engineers with the ability to provide comprehensive servicing solutions. 

Established in 1999, Recycle Direct was founded by two former service engineers, who had the ambition to provide reliable, fast and inexpensive spares and servicing to their customers.

The Smart baler can easily manage everything from plastics to RDF with a throughput capacity of 5 to 16 tonnes per hour. The RD60 base model weighs 23 tonnes, with the ability to produce bales of 750mm in height and 1100mm wide, and variable in length, 4 wire auto tyer, remote diagnostics and process data recording as standard. The RD Smart Baler is also able to add on those little extras, with the option of adding a bale wrapper, conveyor, refuse platen and a comprehensive service plan to ensure smooth operation around the clock. 

Recycle Direct offer a full engineering service for the recycling sector with core business or servicing balers, compactors and conveyors. We also manufacture balers, conveyors, sorting platforms and storage bins.

Recycle Direct announces innovative new range of Smart Balers

Job Opportunity | 2 x Mobile Service Engineers

Tuesday 22 August 2017

Recycle Direct is a UK based engineering company specialising in the design, manufacture and refurbishment of recycling machinery which includes balers, conveyors and other modular engineering plant . We offer our customers a high level of ongoing service and support for their machinery which includes planned and reactive service and repair.

We are seeking 2 Field Service Engineers with a mechanical and/or electrical background in machinery manufacturing, refurbishment, installation, commissioning and service.

Job Specification:

  • Refurbishment of all types of recycling machinery
  • Machinery decommissioning, movement and relocation
  • On- site Service and repair work
  • Installation and commissioning work
  • Client staff training


  • Minimum qualification of C+GIII in mechanical or electrical engineering
  • Previous experience within a mechanical and/or electrical maintenance role.


  • Knowledge of balers, compactors, conveyors and associated industrial hydraulics high-pressure hydraulic systems is a definite advantage.
  • A current clean driving license is required
  • Overnight stays are part of this role.


  • Pay rate negotiable and subject to experience (basic salary starts at £28600)
  • Company vehicle, mobile telephone and credit card supplied
  • Travel time paid
  • Overtime available

Please apply with current CV stating current salary, to apply please click here.

Job Opportunity | 2 x Mobile Service Engineers

Recycle Direct is proud to support Luke’s Long Walk Home

Wednesday 19 July 2017

Across the coming weekend, Luke Davies will be walking over 60 miles in 30 hours to raise awareness and funds for the work and research the British Heart Foundation does for congenital heart patients.

How do you cope when your loved one has an un-repairable heart defect? Even worse, when you’re told they need urgent open heart surgery. This became a reality for Luke Davies, when his partner, Amy, was told she needed to vital surgery on her heart in summer 2016.

Amy has a congenital heart condition (a heart problem you are born with), Aortic valve stenosis, which is an uncommon and serious type of congenital heart defect and accounts for around 5% of cases of congenital heart disease. 

The condition means that the aortic valve cannot open fully and as a result, the valve needs to be repaired or replaced. This was Amy’s second open heart surgery and although the operation was successful, she will require future surgery and will be monitored by cardiologists for the rest of her life.  

Luke commented: “Having to watch your loved one go through something like this was horrendous but I’m so proud of how well Amy has coped with the unexpected surgery and her recovery - which is why I would like to try and push myself to do this challenge. I know this trek is going to be tough but I just hope I can keep smiling throughout the walk – just like Amy did following her surgery and every day since!” 

As part of Luke’s fundraising efforts, he’s also been trying to raise awareness of the work the British Heart Foundation does for congenital heart patients, after being shocked at some of the stats.

Each day 12 babies are diagnosed with a congenital heart defect in the UK and although the majority can be repaired at birth, there are many patients like Amy who will be monitored by cardiologists throughout their life. In the 1950’s, around 8 out of 10 babies with a complex congenital heart condition died before their first birthday. Today, thanks to advances in treatment and care (much of it funded by the BHF), 8 out of 10 live to be adults.

Luke commented: “It’s amazing to hear how much has changed for congenital heart patients, however, there is still a lot of research that needs to be done to ensure patients like Amy can continue to live as much of a normal life as possible. To do this, it’s important that people highlight the work that the BHF does and how vital their research is, which is why we’re really happy that Recycle Direct is helping to share our story.”

On Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd July, Luke will attempt and conquer the annual British Heart Foundation trek, which will see him walk 60 miles, in 30 hours, through the day and night from Glasgow to Edinburgh. 

Everyone at Recycle Direct would like to wish Luke, good luck, and to stay safe on his walk.

Follow Luke’s journey and Tweet him messages of support at @LongWalkHome17 or visit  his JustGiving page

Recycle Direct is proud to support Luke’s Long Walk Home

Recycle Direct through to the finals.

Thursday 27 July 2017

Recycle Direct have made it through to the finals for the Bridgend Business Forum Awards, in the category of 'Manufacturer of the Year'.

The awards ceremony will be held at the Coed-Y-Mwstwr Hotel, Coychurch, Bridgend on Friday, 29 September 2017. The event will be by hosted by BBC News Correspondent, Sian Lloyd with special guest Carwyn Jones AM. 

The prestigious awards celebrate brilliance in business and are the premier accolade for firms in Bridgend County Borough, providing an ideal platform for both small and large businesses to showcase and celebrate their many achievements and successes.

Recycle Direct through to the finals.

Save the Males in Wales | Prostate Cymru

Tuesday 13 June 2017

Recycle Direct, would like to say WELL DONE to Julie Rees, who's raised almost £200 for ProstateCymru's, The Big Walk. The longest and most challenging group charity walk in Wales, 9 hours of walking and a distance of 30 miles, from the Principality Stadium Cardiff to Kenfig Hill Rugby Club, Bridgend.

Save the Males in Wales | Prostate Cymru

Recycle Direct & XPO Logistics

Wednesday 21 June 2017

Ranked in the in the top ten for global logistics, XPO Logistics are one of the best in their industry. XPO have some big hitters under their belt providing logistics for Mazda, Michelin, Redbull, Toys R Us, Iceland & countless other internationally recognised brands.

Recycle Direct work closely with four of XPO distribution bases located in the United Kingdom.The bases are vigorously put through their paces, distributing to the Midlands, the South and beyond.

With such a demanding task, comes a need for waste management and a necessity for reliable heavy duty machinery that needs to be professionally maintained.

Recycle Direct, have an ongoing partnership to maintain machinery at all four bases. Our highly skilled engineers provide a thorough inspection and professional service to ensure the machines are working at optimal efficiency.

“I selected Recycle Direct because the servicing we were receiving from a previous supplier was poor and below satisfactory expectations. Moving to Recycle Direct has benefited the Enfield operation, as the servicing is completed on schedule. I’m extremely pleased by the out of hours support form Nigel and his team of engineers. While working alongside Recycle Direct I have found their knowledge, the servicing and breakdown response times to be excellent.”

Karl Sewell, Engineering Manager of the busy XPO Enfield site

Recycle Direct, manufacture, supply and service a vast array of industrial recycling solutions ranging from balers, shredders to conveyors. We pride ourselves on exceptional service and quality for all our machines.

Recycle Direct & XPO Logistics