Highfield Environmental Case Study

Doppstadt shredder

Highfield delighted with ‘High-quality’ from CRJ Services 

doppstadt shredder and drum screen hire

CRJ Services truly have proven to be the ‘angel’ for the north in the eyes of North East waste management organisation, Highfield Environmental. The UK’s leading hirer of mobile recycling equipment were yet again on hand to save a company in desperate need, after an unexpected fire disrupted the functionality of one of Highfield’s existing wood shredders. Having brought productivity to an immediate halt, an urgent replacement was required, with a Doppstadt shredder being made top priority.

Craig Evans, Deputy Supervisor for the composting site at Highfield Environmental commented;

“We knew we wanted to hire a Doppstadt shredder, and after making a few phone calls everyone seemed to recommend CRJ. After a quick google search and phone call to CRJ, we had the exact Doppstadt high-speed shredder we were looking for onsite, within a week of enquiring.

As a new expanding business, the option to hire works well for us at this moment in time, as it gives us a chance to test the machine to make sure it’s the right one for our site, then we will look to purchase our own at a later date as the business expands.”

With an impressive display in its first few months, shredding up to 100-150 tons a day of A-C grade wood into a material size of 60mm for use it its compost mixing process, overall production had increased. This increase then furthered the need for an extra trommel unit, with its existing, single trommel not being sufficient in sustaining the site’s increasing needs.

Craig Evans, further commented;

“Having received such a good service for the shredder hire, CRJ were our first point of call. We told them what machine we had on site currently and what output we needed to achieve and they recommended a Doppstadt SM 620 trommel with a 40mm drum screen.

Since being on site the machine is performing just great – easy to operate with low easy maintenance. It is helping us to screen up to 500-600 tons of compost per day, removing any oversize materials”.

Speaking of the overall service received from CRJ Services, Craig added;

“Absolutely 10/10, could not ask for a better service. Everyone I have met/spoke to from CRJ have been friendly, knowledgeable and very helpful.

All the compost we produce stays on site and is used for land reclamation and capping off our landfill site, therefore having the right machine for the job is key to ensure our site runs smoothly. CRJ have helped us achieve this by providing us with top quality well maintained machines.”

About Highfield Environmental:

Based in the North East of England, Highfield Environmental is a waste management organisation specialising in the recycling and disposal of both hazardous and non-hazardous waste and the compost treatment of ‘industrial process’ biological sludges. As well as offering significant void space for final disposal, the company accepts up to 150,000t per annum of compostable waste for compost treatment which is then processed and used internally for the restoration of their very own 350-acre site. In addition, Highfield also provide support to several blue-chip customers to get the best value solutions for their waste arising’s.


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“Absolutely 10/10, could not ask for a better service. Everyone I have met/spoke to from CRJ have been friendly, knowledgeable and very helpful"

Craig Evans, Deputy Supervisor, Compost, Highfield Environmental

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