Kentek Static Trommel System - Compost


Growing Beds Ltd


Kentek XD620S


Organic Waste

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Growing Beds Recycling Services Ltd (GBRS) is a leading provider of organic waste recycling services in Bedfordshire and its surrounding areas. Established in 2005, GBRS offers its services to local authorities, private sector organisations and the general public.

GBRS receive green waste from various sources, including builders, landscapers and homeowners. This material is shredded and placed onto their block composting system for maturing. The maturing material is turned regularly using the latest windrow turning technology until its composting cycle is completed. Once the material has matured, it is screened into different fraction sizes providing various specifications of compost.


As their company and facility has grown, the volume of green waste GBRS receives has increased. Their previous screening process consisted of two mobile trommel screens, which were beginning to struggle with the volumes of green waste needing to be processed.

A new screening solution was required, and GBRS took this opportunity to increase its screening capacity and introduce a simpler, more cost-effective solution that reduced moving parts and energy costs.


Mark Evans – Director at Growing Beds Recycling Services, approached Mike Symons – Area Sales Manager at CRJ Services, to discuss his requirements. Having previously dealt with GBRS, Mike understood their processes and proposed a static electric dual Kentek XD620S trommel plant, including a feed hopper.

“This has been a great project to be a part of. It has been our first time supplying a Kentek trommel system, which I predict will become a popular option for our customers. With the removal of the red diesel subsidy in April, and the recent increase in white diesel costs, the electric trommel provides a lower processing cost per tonne compared with the previous diesel-driven screeners. It is great to see our first solution delivering great results for Mark and his GBRS team.”

Mike Symons – Area Sales Manager at CRJ Services Ltd

The Kentek trommel plant has provided GBRS with a range of benefits over their previous screening equipment, including increased throughput capacity, reduced energy costs, and a reduction in maintenance costs due to fewer moving components.

Speaking to Mark Evans following the commissioning of the plant, he stated, “the new static trommels plant is straightforward to operate and is probably doing double the tonnage compared to our mobile trommels.”

The two screeners are fitted with 10mm and 25mm trommel drums, producing a top-quality PAS100-accredited compost product. These final compost products are then sold back into the agriculture, horticulture and domestic compost market.

“CRJ Services kept us fully informed throughout the manufacturing process and construction. They have been very helpful through the commissioning phase and with any modifications/adjustments required.”

Mark Evans, Director

Growing Beds Ltd

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